Argosy University

Low-Cost Counseling Services Offered to the Community

DRAPER, UT (Oct. 20, 2012) -- Argosy University, Salt Lake City is pleased to announce the launch of its counseling clinic. Open to the public and designed to meet the mental health needs of the uninsured and underinsured, the clinic provides mental health counseling to residents of Salt Lake County. 

Under the direction of licensed faculty members, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students from Argosy University, Salt Lake City will provide professional counseling services for families, couples, individuals, and the Salt Lake City and surrounding communities at a cost of $10 per session.

"We believe the Argosy University Counseling Clinic will provide a vital service for the residents of Salt Lake City," said Argosy University, Salt Lake City campus president David Tietjen. "We are hopeful that this community collaboration will be an important service to individuals and families in our area."

Benjamin Erwin, PhD, LMFT, will serve as the clinic's clinical director and supervise the center's services. As an educator, Erwin created the Argosy University Counseling Clinic to provide students with practical hands-on training.

"Students and professors will now have the opportunity to interact both in the classroom and in a professional environment, allowing for the optimal teaching and learning experience," says Dr. Erwin. "It will cultivate important bonds and a mutual respect between students and professors, who will join forces for the good of their patients."

Services provided include:

  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Premarital Services
  • Parenting Assessments
  • Parenting Groups
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Support Groups
  • Therapeutic Teams - A team of six graduate students and one supervisor work together with the client(s).
  • Co-Therapy Teams - Two therapists work with a family.
  • Reflecting Teams - Family strengths are discussed throughout the session while family members observe.
  • Videotaping Opportunities (with client's permission/consent) - Videotaping sessions allow the therapist and client(s) an opportunity to review their work.

The Clinic is housed within the Argosy University, Salt Lake City campus, located at 121 Election Road, Suite 300 in Draper, just west of 1-15.  Clinic hours are Monday and Friday evenings.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 801.601.4920.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (
www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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