The Counseling Center is the primary mental health care facility for the university, serving as a supportive medium aimed at enhancing a positive university learning environment, as it provides timely and comprehensive short-term counseling to university students and their spouses. Its staff is committed to utilizing all available resources in the delivery of services which include personal, group, pre-marital and marital counseling, psychological assessment, career development, outreach and consultation, teaching and research, training and supervision.
The center endorses a holistic approach in working with students, by facilitating the integration of the emotional, spiritual, physical, and social qualities of the individual. We believe that each person is a child of God with a purpose or mission in life. It is our goal to assist each individual client, regardless of race, creed, or gender, to work toward reaching his or her potential.
The Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), and serves as a training facility for graduate counseling interns and advanced Counseling Psychology doctoral students. Career exploration and counseling services are offered to enrolled students at no charge. Psychological testing and career assessment are provided for a nominal fee. The center also coordinates and administers academic testing for the university.
The Andrews University Counseling and Testing Center is located in Bell Hall suite 123, adjacent to the university bookstore. The Center provides comprehensive short-term counseling services free of charge to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the university, as well as to their spouses.
The Counseling and Testing Center is staffed by a mutidisciplinary team of licensed professionals in psychology, mental health counseling, and clinical social work. We are also a training site for graduate students in counseling psychology, clinical mental health counseling, and social work.