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Front Page - Friday, September 3, 2021

Graduate program at Southern Adventist providing free counseling

Graduate students in Southern Adventist University’s professional counseling program are providing free counseling sessions to community members. - Photograph provided

The Southern Center for Counseling and Emotional Wellness at Southern Adventist University is inviting community members to sign up for free counseling sessions. Graduate students in the university’s professional counseling program provide the service, which licensed professionals supervise.

“I love seeing people grow emotionally and mentally,” says Katie Cramer, a master’s student in Southern Adventist’s professional counseling program. “Counseling is an art. It helps people see different perspectives on their life and begin healing.”

During the school year, approximately 15 counselors are available to help clients with issues such as mental health, relationship conflicts and more.

Housed in the School of Education and Psychology, the program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

“In addition to helping the community, these services benefit our counselors-in-training,” says Dr. Ileanna Freeman, professor and director of graduate studies in professional counseling. “The counseling practicum prepares students to practice counseling after graduation and teaches them to be responsible professionals, including how to follow the code of ethics and the normal procedures of counseling centers.”

Call 423 236-2492 to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.

Source: Southern Adventist University