MWU provides licensed counselors on campus to help you successfully negotiate life's issues, both academic and personal. Their mission is to provide services that facilitate the personal and professional growth and development of students, while fostering a healthy and caring University community. We strive to support the academic, social, and emotional health of students and meet the needs of the healthcare community. Our counselors will help you to set goals to do your best to manage your emotions, to function more efficiently, and to be successful. We believe you have the ability to be resilient and can help you to develop that resiliency. Counseling is designed to provide support and insight regarding issues, concerns, and mental health needs of all students of Midwestern University. While we may be able to accommodate walk-ins, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment.
In addition, the Dean for Student Services maintains an open door policy and is readily available to discuss your questions or problems about life on campus. We also recommend the Student Assistance Program (SAP). Contact the SAP anytime 24/7. Call at (866) 349-5575. You will be directly connected with a licensed counselor. The counselor will be able to assist you with your present concern as well as connect you with a provider in your area if further assistance is needed. It’s a confidential and free service for students. The SAP website: myahpcare.personaladvantage.com. Type in the Company code: AHP1
If it is during regular business hours and the counselors are unavailable, please contact the Office of Student Services at 623-572-3210(Arizona) or 630-515-6470(Illinois). If you or someone you know is thinking about harming themselves, call National Suicide Prevention at 800-273-8255; call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Faculty Mentors & Advisors
Each College of the University offers a variety of academic support programs, including faculty mentoring or advising, to meet your unique needs as a student in the respective Colleges' programs. If you need help managing your finances, contact the Director of Student Financial Services.
Counselors are available to help students at Midwestern University effectively deal with many issues through individual and group counseling. Possible areas of distress may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Transitioning to Midwestern University
- Relationship issues
- Family concerns
Our purpose is to provide brief solution focused therapy. Our goal is for the student to leave with practical and sustainable solutions that they can readily implement.
Costs to the student
Counseling is provided free of charge to all enrolled students of Midwestern University. Counseling services are subsidized through student activity fees. Based on an assessment by the counselor, it may be necessary to utilize alternative resources for specialized interventions. In that case referrals will be made to a community provider.
Referrals can be made to an appropriate specialist outside of Midwestern University at the request of the student who prefers an outside provider. These referrals may or may not be covered under the student’s health plan. Under these circumstances the student is required to meet expenses not covered under his/her health plan. Referrals may also be made at the discretion of the Midwestern counselor if the student requires specialized treatment, multiple sessions per week, or late evening or weekend hours. If a student’s spouse or dependents are in need of mental health services, assistance in finding referrals is also available through the counseling center.