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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 remotely to any currently enrolled Bellarmine student. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (during the summer we close at noon on Fridays). We can be reached by calling 502.272.8480 or emailing us counselingcenter@bellarmine.edu.

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 a 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: We will be offering a series of online workshops this summer on topics such as test anxiety, stress management and healthy coping. Be watching for more details about this.

Let’s Talk: We will be providing informal opportunities to chat with a counselor for general support and advice/guidance. This is not meant to be therapy and is typically a single meeting that ranges from a few minutes to half hour. Be watching for more details on times and hours this summer.

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 counselingcenter@bellarmine.edu 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.

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. Currently, telehealth sessions are only available to students actively residing in Kentucky or Indiana, due mental health licensing laws. Students residing outside of Kentucky and Indiana should consult with us and we can assist in helping you find providers in your state.

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.

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

Confidentiality

All personal counseling services and medical records are strictly confidential. There are some limitation 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 gpetiprin@bellarmine.edu.