Clinical Counseling Services
An important component of our offerings at the Center for Student Success is our clinical counseling services.
Our team of qualified mental health counselors are committed to working with students to help them deal with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns so that they can take full advantages of the opportunities provided them in their years as students at IWU. Depression, anxiety, disordered eating issues, relationship concerns and many other issues may be addressed in a confidential and supportive environment with our counselors. We welcome self-referrals and referrals by staff, administrators and faculty.
Counseling is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for clinical counseling services through the Center for Student Success, students must be enrolled a minimum of six credit hours in the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate program. To receive services during May term, Summer Session I or Summer Session II, students must be enrolled during the term they are requesting services. Once the application form is completed, if there are no available appointments, students will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which they have filled out their forms. Additionally, they will be offered a list of off-campus mental health service providers. Assessment will be prioritized for students deemed to be at serious risk of harm to themselves or others.
Students desiring counseling must complete a Clinical Counseling Application prior to being assigned a counselor. This application can be accessed online at the link at the bottom of this page or in the Center for Student Success. Counseling is not simply advice-giving, nor does it involve formulas with guarantees of success. Rather, it is dynamic, process-oriented, and may differ markedly from one therapeutic relationship to the next. We are committed to working with you to help you achieve growth. However, we cannot guarantee any specific outcomes regarding your goals. Change is often a drawn-out process that requires commitment and patience. Our hope is that through the counseling process you will feel better able to address life’s challenges in the future without professional support or intervention.
Privacy and Confidentiality
All counseling at The Center for Student Success is in privacy and confidentiality. In order for a therapeutic alliance to be formed between counselor and client (student), there must be the assurance that the environment is safe for full disclosure and processing of thoughts and feelings. When meeting with a counselor, all students are assured that what is being said will not be repeated or shared with anyone (including parents, faculty members, or other IWU staff) outside of the clinical counselor setting. All session and other student records are kept locked in a secure filing system. The only times that information can be shared with others is if students have given their expressed written consent to share the information, it is determined that the students pose an immediate risk of harm to themselves or another identifiable person or group, or if the information is requested as part of a criminal investigation or court proceeding.
To schedule an appointment or inquire about services, see the information below. Prior to your appointment, complete the Clinical Counseling Application.
Location and Office Hours
Center for Student Success
Indiana Wesleyan University
Student Center 220
The Center for Student Success is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For after hour emergencies contact one of the dormitory Residential Directors or call the Campus Police at 765-677-4911.