Counseling Center Services
The Bellarmine University Counseling Center located in Nolen C. Allen Hall, Suite 403, provides free and confidential short-term mental health services to any currently enrolled Bellarmine student. Currently, we are providing services both in-person and via telehealth. See below for a description of our services. Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Some evening hours may be available, and hours may change based on COVID-19 guidelines. Please contact our office or go to our COVID Health and Safety site for more information.
Our services include the following:
Mental Health Screening: Take a free and anonymous mental health screening to assess if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with a variety of mental issues (Depression, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, Disordered Eating, Substance Abuse, etc) by clicking on this link.
Online Workshops: Please click this link to check out our anxiety management series. We will also be offering a series of workshops on how to build your emotional toolbox. Please watch for more details about this.
Phone Consultation & Support: Any student wishing to receive emotional/psychological support and guidance can contact our office and speak to one of our counselors. Whether you are just wanting more information about our services, wanting tips on stress management, guidance on how to help a friend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to speak to a counselor.
Crisis Intervention: If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, contact the Counseling Center at 502.272.8480. If no one is available to answer your call or if it is after standard hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), please dial “2” on our voicemail menu to speak to an on-call counselor.
Initial Needs Assessment: To determine how we can best support you, we encourage you to schedule a 30-minute appointment via video conferencing (Microsoft Teams). You will complete some forms online and meet confidentially with one of our counselors, who will then help assess your mental health needs and connect you with the necessary recommendations and resources to address those needs. To schedule an appointment, please click on this link and choose the first tab, "Schedule a First Time Appointment.” If the appointment times offered do not fit your schedule, please indicate that on your online forms and call us at 502.272.8480 to discuss your availability. You may also request for this appointment to be in-person by emailing us at email@example.com.
Telehealth: Following your needs assessment appointment, you might be scheduled for Telehealth. These individual therapy sessions are meetings with one of our staff counselors via phone or Microsoft Teams (HIPAA compliant). Other than the format for communication, these sessions are similar to other standard counseling sessions, helping you to work on specific treatment goals such as managing anxiety, improving mood, managing stress, or improving relationships. Due to ethical considerations and licensing laws, telehealth may be restricted in some situations.
Referral: While we are able to address most mental health issues, some concerns may require more specialized or intensive service that we are able to provide. We can help connect you to resources within the community to support you with those needs.
All personal counseling services and medical records are strictly confidential. There are some limitations to confidentiality as mandated by law or professional ethical code. Your counselor can explain those limitations.
Questions, comments or concerns
Please contact Dr. Gary Petiprin by email firstname.lastname@example.org.