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Students often experience social, personal, and family concerns while attending college. When such concerns or other barriers to academic success arise, students turn to one of our professionally trained counselors for help in regaining perspective and purpose. Through individual, confidential meetings, a Counselor can help you explore, understand, and deal with your unique personal issues and help you balance your personal, career, and educational goals.
Counseling at BCC is a short-term process and is not intended to provide or supplant psychological or psychiatric therapy of any kind. Students are typically scheduled for 45 to 50 minute appointments on the hour, usually once a week. The number of visits is determined by the scope of the student need, as well as the ability and availability of the staff. In situations where additional services may be advisable, staff will make referrals to off-campus resources.
Emergency and Crisis Counseling
In the event of a suicide attempt, alcohol or other drug overdose, or the threat of imminent violence on campus, students, faculty, or staff are advised to contact 911 via cell phone or 9-911 from a campus phone or from the Blue Light phones on campus. Off campus, call 911.
For situations involving a psychological crisis with no imminent threat of danger during normal business hours, contact Counseling Services at extension 5210 for immediate assistance. You can also escort a student to our offices in SS-210. A counselor will assess the level of risk for harm, assist the individual in achieving stability, and make appropriate treatment recommendations, as needed.
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