Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Wichterman

Meet Dr. Andrew Wichterman

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University)
  • M.A., Counseling (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Cornerstone University)
  • B.A., Psychology (Taylor University)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, Michigan)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC, National Board of Certified Counselors)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Andrew Wichterman started his career working in community mental health. He served children, adolescents, and their families for more than fourteen years in home-based and outpatient settings. Here he learned to implement aspects of several counseling theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Neuro-feedback.

His research interests include nontraditional adolescent treatment modalities and the impact of different aspects of religion, spirituality, and theology on wellness.

From his work with adolescents in the counseling setting, Wichterman developed, founded, and directed Battleground Skate House and Youth Center. Battleground is an indoor skateboard park and youth ministry in Battle Creek, Michigan, that was developed as a therapeutic environment, utilizing ecological theory, Bible studies, and mentorship to facilitate authentic change. He has raised nearly $400,000 for the skate park and received community service awards for this work.