The Grace College Student Health and Counseling Center exists and serves within the context of the Grace College community as a whole. The Student Health and Counseling Center; therefore, seeks to reflect and promote the values and goals of our community through our awareness of the Grace College mission and, further, the tailoring of our services to mirror the institutional mission. Services are available to residential, Grace College undergraduate students; services for graduate, non-residential students are provided as we are able.
The Health Center offers triage assessment for medical concerns, nurse support and first aid, and facilitated referrals to specialized care as needed. The Health Center is staffed for health concerns 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Students may walk in during service hours. If the Health Center is closed, referrals are facilitated through the office of Student Affairs as needed off-campus to a) a family physician group practice; b) an urgent care facility; or c) the regional hospital’s Emergency Room. The Health Center manages sick list needs and issues for residential, on-campus students. The Health Center also manages the coordination of information regarding a student’s health with appropriate academic contacts. The Heath Center organizes flu vaccine clinics seasonally and administers allergy shots on a case-by-case basis. The Health Center can also assist students with acquiring required or recommended immunizations and vaccinations. Go Encounter and Study Abroad applications are reviewed to determine and approve immunizations and vaccination needs for the student applicants. Finally, the Health Center administratively manages the student health insurance program.
The Counseling Center seeks, first and foremost, to ensure that our prevention, tertiary, and primary care services are founded upon Biblical principles of human nature, intrapersonal health, and interpersonal health. The Counseling Center is staffed for counseling by appointment 9am-5p on Monday, Thursday and Friday and 9am-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Counseling Center offers three modalities of services. First, we offer prevention programs. Our prevention services target the campus community as a whole, addressing domains of broad population relevancy such as mood and stress management, or healthy body image. Second, tertiary care services offer psychoeducation programs to groups within the campus population identified as “at-risk” (e.g., Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Education). Third, primary care services consist of one-to-one counseling addressing a myriad of issues common to the student population and with students who have self-identified as seeking said services or who have voluntarily accepted referral to said services from a Student Affairs representative.
The Student Health and Counseling Center is professionally staffed by providers at the doctoral, master’s and supervisory levels. Appointments can be confidentially made by contacting the Health and Counseling Center front office staff member via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at 574-372-5100 x 6472. Those interested in counseling services will fill out a request form in order to be scheduled. In the event that there is a waitlist, referrals to area therapist will be provided.
Director of Student Health and Counseling
Dr. Deb Musser holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Certificate in Group Work from the Adler University; a master’s in counseling from Grace College; and is licensed in the state of Indiana as mental health counselor (LMHC). This marks Deb’s 20th year at Grace College; fourteen of those years includes Deb’s work in Student Affairs with groups and individuals in a college setting. Deb has experience with a wide variety of populations and settings including but not limited to: children in an elementary school setting; college students; adolescents in a juvenile detention center; grief groups; and community mental health. She has assessment experience working with and evaluating adolescents as well as completing parenting evaluations. Deb has had particular experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, transitions/life changes, trauma, anger management, parenting and groups.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6069
Clinical Coordinator and Counselor
Charlanne is a licensed mental health therapist in the states of Indiana and Maryland. She completed her Master's degree in counseling at Grace College. She has been practicing in the counseling field since 2004 in various mental health and non-profit counseling agencies, as well as supervising graduate students in the Grace College graduate in counseling department. She worked for a non-profit counseling agency for three years in Maryland and two years at a church counseling center in Wabash, IN. She has had particular experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, transitions/life changes, and groups.
Beth completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Grace College in 1996. She has worked at Kosciusko Community Hospital off and on since 1995 and received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Bethel College on the Grace Campus in 2008. She has over 2 years of Medical / Surgical nursing experience.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6426
Karla has worked at Grace College since 2000, serving as Administrative Assistant in academic support, music, and Secretary for the student Health Care Services.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6472
Chad earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College in 2013. He comes to this position having worked with families in crises, traumatized children, and struggling youth through White’s Residential and Family Services. He has facilitated grief and loss groups through HOSPICE and individual counseling through A New Direction Counseling. Chad also has had the opportunity to work with college aged men and women as a Resident Director at Anderson University and as an intern counselor at Grace College.
Graduate Level Counseling Intern
Laura graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College. She has counseled individuals in public schools and inpatient settings, as well as provided rehabilitation services at a community mental health center. She has experience with depression, anxiety, adjustment and transition issues, substance use, and self-harm, as well as particular interest in the areas of spirituality, sexuality, and identity. She is passionate about students finding their identity in Christ and growing holistically.
Graduate Level Counseling Intern
Darren is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College where he hopes to utilize his skills to benefit others. He received his undergraduate degree at Purdue University, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. He has worked for over 3 years in a residential setting with pregnant teenagers and teen mothers at Gateway Woods Family Services in Leo Indiana. Darren has experience improving relationships such as romantic, sibling, roommate, and parent-child. He has experience working with those dealing with past abuse of all types, anxiety, depression, and addictions. Darren desires to continue working with young adults managing difficult circumstances and processing through challenging life choices.
Graduate Level Counseling Intern
Nathan is pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Purdue University in Sociology and Religious studies. Nathan has spent the last three years working in mental health organizations servicing individuals suffering from moderate to severe mental illness. Over the past year, Nathan has counseled individuals at Warsaw Community Care and Counseling. He enjoys helping people of all ages who are dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and anger, as well as gender and sexuality struggles.
Email the Secretary for the Department of Student Health and Wellness, Karla Ellis or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6472.