Schoellkopf Center to host open house

September 9, 2022
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The Tom & Barbara Schoellkopf Community Counseling Center located on the IUPUC campus will host an open house on Tuesday, September 20 from 4-6 p.m. The open house will include brief remarks, tours of the facilities, and light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.

The Schoellkopf Center is a training clinic which provides mental health counseling services to students enrolled at IUPUC, IvyTech Community College Columbus, and Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, as well as individuals living in Columbus, Bartholomew County, and surrounding south central Indiana communities.

As a training clinic, the center carefully screens clients to ensure they can provide appropriate care, and typically can help with issues such as anxiety & depression, relationship concerns, grief issues, difficulties adjusting to life changes, parenting challenges, career and educational decision making, and general life skills. Counseling services are provided by students in the Master’s in Mental Health Counseling degree program and supervised by clinical professors. The MHC program has graduated 63 students since 2014 most of whom are working in Columbus and surrounding communities.

Through the generosity of donors, including Tom and Barbara Schoellkopf, the center opened in the spring of 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic by providing telehealth services, then transitioned to limited face-to-face counseling in the fall of 2021, and continues to build its capacity to serve the Airpark Columbus campus and community.

“We started this project with a fundraising campaign during IU Day in 2018,” said Darrin Carr, Ph.D., who is the program’s director. “Tom and Barbara, along with others in the community, have been so supportive of our efforts in this endeavor, and it’s great that we can finally show it off to the Community.”

For more information about the Tom & Barbara Schoellkopf Community Counseling Center, and to register for the open house, visit Those interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling can visit for more information.