The Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Graduate Counseling operates two counseling centers. The Graduate Counseling Clinics offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling services throughout the fall, spring, and summer terms. They are closed during IWU semester and holiday breaks. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The clinics' services are offered free-of-charge to the community. Dr. Budd Teare, LMFT, serves as clinic coordinator.
The IWU Graduate Counseling Clinics offer hurting people and families professionally trained counselors to help in achieving emotional health in a manner that respects their beliefs and faith. Our goal is to integrate psychology and faith from distinct Christian perspectives, while working respectfully and effectively from within each individual or family’s own unique position in life. We respect the rights of clients and adhere to professional ethics as enacted by organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, NAADAC, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. In accordance with these ethical principles, service providers at the IWU Graduate Counseling Clinics maintain client confidentiality, report suspected child and elderly abuse, and tell appropriate authorities if clients become a danger to themselves or others. Services are provided to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability, or marital status.
Typical client issues addressed include:
The IWU Graduate Counseling Clinics operate in state-of-the-art facilities. Services are provided by practicum and internship students under the supervision of licensed and well-qualified mental health professionals. The clinics are equipped with one-way mirrors and secured digital access to live and recorded sessions. All sessions are audio and videotaped to ensure quality supervision and excellent care to the client. Each student seeing clients in the clinics receives weekly individual and group supervision that exceeds state licensure requirements. All faculty supervisors are trained at the master’s level or beyond, are licensed, and are practicing counselors.
It is beyond the clinics’ scope of practice to address severe and persistent mental illness unless the consumer is stabilized through the receipt of appropriate and concurrent psychiatric services. In addition, the clinics are unable to provide service to individuals, couples, or families who demonstrate high risk of violence. Finally, the clinics do not offer 24-hour crisis and hot line services. In all cases, appropriate referrals are provided to persons for whom clinic services are deemed inappropriate.
Parents/guardians must accompany children on their first visit. A determination will be made during the first session regarding who will attend counseling to best serve the child’s needs. All inquiries are treated as confidential.