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Watch our video about why YOU should join ICA TODAY!!

Benefits of joining ICA (push the play button on page 2 to see a short video and the speaker in the lower right corner on page 5 to hear audio)


Start taking advantage of the ICA Benefits
offered to graduate students:

1. NCMHCE and NCE exam prep workshops

Watch for more information on our website for these exam prep workshops to be offered in August. Student members will get a discounted rate for the workshop registration fee.
Register for Exam Prep Workshops

2. Registration Information of scheduled CEU workshops throughout the state.

Registration Information on scheduled CEU workshops throughout the state.... Why should students attend when they currently don't need CEUs?

- Increase your knowledge as you prepare for your counseling career
- Supplement areas of interest that you've developed during graduate school
- Network with professionals throughout the state

3. Participation in ICA Regional Meetings 2020 open to counseling graduate students to network with mental health professionals throughout the state!

Campus Representative Positions Are Available!

We are now accepting applications for Campus Representatives and it is our goal to have at least one graduate student from each campus appointed to those positions. 

Each student will be responsible for representing the Indiana Counseling Association on each of their respective campuses and we ask that the students present to at least 2 classes a semester, a brief overview of the organization.

Click here  to download the Application.  

It is with great pride that we announce our current appointments of on campus reps:

Ball State University

Butler University 
Capella University
Sherri Barrow

Christian Theological Seminary


Grace College

Huntington University
Kelsey Grace Herber

Indiana State University
Sarah Pringer
Indiana Wesleyan University
Elicia Brown-Scheretie 

Gianna Casaburo


Marian University
Elizabeth A. Parlin

Purdue University Northwest
Sonja Pierson
University of Indianapolis
Dan-Ryan Charles
University of Saint Francis
Valparaiso University

If you don't see your school listed then it means WE NEED YOU. For more information contact me at


Tilija Drobnjakovic, Ed.D.

Executive Director, ICA

ICA is providing the following list to help you make contact with Indiana colleges and universities that have programs in various counseling disciplines. This list is provided for informational purposes only, and does not imply an endorsement or recommendation from ICA of the institutions listed here.


Indiana Graduate Program Schools (listed alphabetically):

Ball State University
Main Contact:Sharon Bowman
Chair, Department Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology & Counseling
Other Contacts:
Dr. Stefanía Ægisdóttir (Clinical Mental Health Program) 
Dr. Jacob Chan (Rehab Program Director)
Dr. Renae Mayes (School Counseling Program)

Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

(765) 285-8040
Programs: MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA Rehabilitation Counseling, MA Social Psychology & Counseling, PhD Counseling Psychology, School Counseling


Butler University
Main Contact: Dr. Brandie M. Oliver
College of Education
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
(317) 940-9490
School Counseling Program



Calumet College of Saint Joseph
Main Contact:Joseph Kovach
Office of Graduate Admissions
Whiting, IN 46394
(877) 700-9100Ext. 295 Toll-Free
(219) 473-4295
MA Psychology

Christian Theological Seminary
Main Contact: Matthias Beier
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(800) 585-0117
MA Mental Health Counseling



Grace College
Main Contact: Amy Gilbert, Dept Chair
Grace College and Seminary
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
574-372-5100, ext. 6064
(800) 544-7223

M.A. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Huntington University
Main Contact:
Dr. Aleksandar Drobnjakovic

Huntington University Graduate Admissions
Huntington, IN 46750

M.A. in Counseling


Indiana University, Bloomington
Main Contact:Y. Barry Chung
Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology,School of Education
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-8009

MS Ed & EdS Counseling & Counselor Education



Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Main Contact:Kerrie Fineran
(260) 481-4122
Fort Wayne, IN 46805


Couples & Family Counseling and School Counseling


Indiana University, South Bend
Main Contact:Jeremy Linton
South Bend, IN 46634

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Main Contact: Floyd Robison

Indianapolis, IN 46202

MA SchoolCounseling
IUPUI Dept. of Psychology, School of Science
Indianapolis, IN
Programs:MS Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology, PhD Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)
Main Contact: Darrin Carr
4601 Central Avenue, CC 137
Columbus, IN 47203-1769
(812) 348-7331
MA in Mental HealthCounseling

Indiana University, Southeast
Main Contact:Mary Bradley
School of Education
New Albany, Indiana 47150

(812) 941-2333

M.S. School Counseling

Indiana State University
Main Contact: Linda Sperry

College of Education
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

(812) 237-2870

M.S. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
M.Ed. - School Counseling
Doctoral Programs

Ph.D. - Counselor Education
Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology


Martin University
Main Contact: Melissa Shyan-Norwald
Indianapolis, IN 46218
MA Community Psychology
Indiana Wesleyan University
MainContact: Mark Gerig, LMHC
Marion, IN 46953
(765) 677-1489
MA Addictions Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Community Counseling, Marriage adn Family Therapy/Counseling, School Counseling, Student Development Counseling and Administration

Purdue University

Main Contact: Jean Pederson

Department of Educational Studies

West Lafayette, IN 47907

(765) 494-9748

Programs:M.S.Ed.: School Counseling, MS Mental Health Counseling

Purdue University Northwest
Main Contact: Lisa Hollingsworth
Department of Graduate Studies in Education
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
(219) 989-2789

CACREP Accredited Programs: M.S.Ed.: School Counseling, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling


University of Saint Francis

Main Contact: John Brinkman

Coordinator, Department of Psychology & Counseling

University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

(260) 399-7700 ext 8425
School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health,
MS in Psychology


University of Indianapolis
Main Contact: Rachel P Feldwisch
Dir of Counseling Programs & Asst Prof
College of Applied Behavioral Sciences
University of Indianapolis
1400 Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
MA Mental Health Counseling
MA Psychology
MA Mental Health Art Therapy
University of Notre Dame
Main Contact: Scott Monroe
Notre Dame, IN 46566
Program:PhD Clinical Psychology
Valparaiso University
Main Contact:Tony Suarez 
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 464-6941
M.A. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited)


Counseling Licensure in Indiana

Indiana has a different licensure title than most states. Their title is known as the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), although many of the requirements are quite similar to other states. You will first want to familiarize yourself with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website which you can find here:

The steps to become licensed as a counselor with the title Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) is as follows:

  1. Complete the necessary educational background of a Master of Counseling from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program.
  2. Complete a practicum or internship element.
  3. Apply with the state board to sit for your NCE.
  4. Take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) as administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
  5. Apply for your LMHC license.

Apply for Your LMHC License

You are finally ready to complete your application and receive your LMHC title.

  • Apply with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency to receive your LMHC title

License Renewal and Continuing Education

Indiana law states that you must renew your license every 2 years. You must also present evidence of continuing education at that time.

You must complete 20 hours per year of continuing education for a total of 4 per biennium.

This must include at least one hour of ethics.

You will always want to stay abreast of changes by ensuring that every so often you visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.