A counseling session in the Counseling Practicum Clinic

Counseling Practicum - Telehealth Services

Due to COVID-19, we took measures to limit the exposure and spread of the virus to our community. While our physical office remains closed, we are now providing telehealth services to our community members. Telehealth is a way to deliver health services, including counseling, to individuals using technology, such as a video call, in place of in person sessions.

View the community resources page or call “211” for connection to financial help, local counseling services, medical and/or social services anywhere in Indiana.

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The Counseling Practicum Clinic offers counseling services to people in Muncie and the surrounding area. Counseling and counseling psychology graduate students work with clients under the supervision of licensed psychologists and counselors.

All counselors are well prepared for this work and are completing requirements for either a master's degree in counseling or doctoral degree in counseling psychology. Counseling services provided at the Counseling Practicum Clinic are guided by:

Services

We provide counseling services to adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups for:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • couple and family issues
  • parenting skills
  • trauma
  • school, academic, learning concerns
  • communication building skills
  • interpersonal relationships
  • career and educational planning
  • behavior and conduct problems
  • ADHD
  • coping with medical concerns
  • chronic illness
  • stress management
  • coping skills
  • rehabilitation
  • grief and loss
  • anger management
  • life changes
  • self-esteem building
  • identity

If due to being a training clinic we are unable to meet the needs of a client, we wil provide appropriate referrals to community agencies.

Appointments

Regular appointments are arranged between the client and the assigned counselor. At the end of each University term, counselor assignments may change. If additional counseling is needed, the counselor will make arrangements to transfer the client to another counselor.

Counseling sessions are generally 45 - 50 minutes and typically occur weekly depending on the needs of the client.

Eligibility

The clinic provides services to the general public, including Ball State faculty, staff, and their families. Clients do not need to be affiliated with Ball State and physician referrals are typically not required. We do not provide counseling services to current Ball State students. All Ball State students are eligible for free counseling services through The Ball State University Counseling Center ~ 765-285-2081, Lucina Hall, Room, 320.

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Payment is expected at the time services are rendered. Cost is $10 per session. No client will be denied services because of the inability to pay.

To make an initial appointment, call our clinic and complete a 15-20 minute telephone interview.

Location

The Counseling Practicum Clinic is located in the Interprofessional Community Clinics in the Health Professions Building, corner of Riverside Avenue and Dicks Street.

Free parking is available in the lot near the clinic’s entrance off Dicks Street.

Check-in is on the first floor.

You will be provided with a parking permit to immediately hang from your vehicle’s rearview mirror. 

Schedule an Appointment

Regular appointments are arranged between the client and the assigned counselor. At the end of each University term, counselor assignments may change. The counselor will make arrangements with the client to complete the counseling or to transfer the client to another counselor. Sessions will be approximately 50 minutes, depending on the needs of the client.

If you’d like to schedule a time to meet with us, please call us at 765-285-8047.

Schedule an Appointment

In Case of Emergency

If you experience a mental health emergency, including feeling that you are unable to keep yourself safe, please seek help immediately by calling 9-1-1 or your local police. You may also go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Additional options for immediate assistance:

  • Local 24 hr crisis hotline: 765-288-4357
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741 741