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Counseling Center


Counseling Center Services

Yes, we are open! During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Bellarmine Counseling Center continues to provide free and confidential mental health services to any currently enrolled Bellarmine student. Currently, we are providing services both in-person and via telehealth. 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 for more information. We can be reached by calling 502.272.8480 or emailing

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.

Therapist Assisted Online Treatment (TAO): Bellarmine students are eligible to utilize TAO, which is an online mental health service with interactive evidence-based modules to teach skills in anxiety management, mood management, relaxation, and communication You can use TAO either as a self-directed process or with the guidance of one of our counselors. To learn about TAO, please click 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 to arrange a time to speak to a counselor. 

Crisis Intervention: If you are a Bellarmine student experiencing a mental health crisis and would like guidance in managing it, call us at 502.272.8480 during standard office hours or outside our standard office hours contact Public Safety at 502.272.7777 and ask to speak to the 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. 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 resources to address those needs. To schedule an appointment, please click on this link and choose the first tab, "Schedule a First Time Appointment".

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. 

Brief Videos on Grief, Anxiety, Resilience and Telehealth

About Us

Bellarmine University Counseling Center provides short term mental health services including personal counseling, group counseling, psychological assessment, consultation, and referrals. Services are free and confidential for all currently enrolled Bellarmine University students. 

Contact Us

  • Phone: 502.272.8480
  • Email:
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 2120 Newburg Road (Nolen C. Allen Hall), Suite 403 


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