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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 accomodate 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  Aetna Student Assistance Program (SAP).  Type in the School ID: MWU.  Contact the Aetna SAP anytime.  Call toll-free at 1-877-351-7889, or email AskSAP@aetna.com.

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.

Services provided

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:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Transitioning to Midwestern University
  • Relationship issues
  • Family concerns

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.

Community Referrals

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.

Counseling session

Make an Appointment

Counseling services are FREE to all students currently enrolled at Midwestern University. All appointments are initiated by contacting the Counseling Services:

IL Campus: Carrie Torgerson, PhD, LCSW;  630-515-7142 or ctorge@midwestern.edu.  Please fill out and email the form below to Dr. Torgerson when requesting counseling services.

Initiating Counseling Services 

AZ Campus: Dr. Judith DeLorme-Loftus, DMin, MSW, LCSW, ACSW; (623)572-3629  or  jdelor@midwestern.edu

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