Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

LifeSpring Counseling Center

LifeSpring Counseling Center at Huntington UniversityLifeSpring Counseling Center is a fully functioning clinic operated by the Graduate Counseling Program at Huntington University. The clinic has locations in Huntington and Fort Wayne to serve clients. The Huntington location is approximately 25 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, located across from the HU campus at 479 Campus St. (near Miller Residence Hall). The Fort Wayne location is inside Park Center’s Administration Building at 909 E. State Blvd.

The university has operated the Huntington clinic since 2009 as a way to train graduate counseling students while offering a valuable resource to the community. LifeSpring expanded into Fort Wayne in 2014.

Students near the end of their training conduct individual, couple, family and group counseling under supervision by university faculty. All sessions are recorded and videotaped to ensure quality supervision and excellent care to the client. Each student seeing clients in the clinic receives weekly individual and group supervision that exceeds state licensure requirements. All faculty supervisors are trained at the master's level or beyond, are licensed, and are practicing counselors. 

Dr. Jerry E. Davis, Director of the Graduate Counseling Program, acts as clinical director for LifeSpring Counseling Center. Dr. Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in counseling, has 20 years of master’s level supervision and 30 years of counseling experience. Dr. Davis sees clients through Grace & Truth Counseling Services in Huntington, Ind., his private practice.

Margaret (Gret) Machlan serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the LifeSpring location in Fort Wayne. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions counselor. Ms. Machlan has 34 years of experience in the mental health field. Her work experience has included LifeWorks Counseling & Consulting, Family Care Center, Park Center, and Northeastern Center.

LifeSpring Counseling Center is in operation during the fall, spring, and summer terms and closes during Huntington University semester and summer breaks. There are no fees charged for services offered, although clients able to give a donation are encouraged to do so. Donations for each session may be as little as $1.00 and should not exceed $20.00. 

For appointments, please call:

479 Campus St., Huntington: (260) 454-5500
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday with limited hours on Saturday

909 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne: (260) 203-2239
Hours of operation: 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

What LifeSpring clients are saying

"This counseling has done so much more for me than I ever thought it would"

"I feel like God put me with the person He knew could help me the most."