All counseling services are with professional counselors who are familiar with college life. All you need to do to meet with a counselor is to call the office at 574.807.7370, this number is answered by counseling center staff and is completely confidential. Up to eight (8) sessions are available each year to fulltime students at no charge. Low, sliding fees are available to students who are less than fulltime.
Counselors are available to talk to students about anything a student wishes to discuss: there is no reason a student cannot come to talk to someone, everyone is welcome. Please do not feel you have to wait until it is a “big problem.” Often talking in a confidential setting where you can feely talk about anything is helpful and keeps small concerns from becoming bigger. On the other hand, big problems and crises can be overwhelming and feel like they cannot be fixed: please let us help with these also, they almost always can get better and school gets to be OK again. Please let us at the counseling office know if we can be of any service to you.
Stan Blom, Ph.D., HSPP, Supervising Psychologist
James Hurst, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist
Stephanie Gonzalez, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Health Services Director
Debby Jacobsen, Office Manager
Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: Appointment only
*August 1 - May 31
A variety of counseling services, wellness programs, and health services are offered to students to assist them in developing their fullest physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential. The Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday during posted hours in fall and spring semesters. Appointments begin at 9 a.m.
Student health services is a Nurse Practitioner service that promotes health and wellness for Bethel students. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment for ill and injured students is provided on an appointment or walk-in basis. The Nurse Practitioner can diagnose and treat most common illnesses such as sinus, upper respiratory, sore throats, ear aches/infections, rashes, pink eye, etc. Visits to the Nurse Practitioner are free to students, but there is a small cash fee for certain testing such as strep throat, influenza, mono, or urine testing. The wellness center can not provide xrays, stitches, or emergency care.
Health form (download PDF)
Wellness Center Admission form (open Word document, then complete and print)
Personal history form (download PDF)
Sexual Misconduct Policy (download PDF)
Release of Information
In the event of an emergency, Bethel may disclose personally identifiable information from a student record to appropriate parties if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
Bethel College and the Bethel College Wellness Center are not responsible for the information presented in these links. These informational resources are not meant to be a substitute for professional treatment. By posting these links, Bethel College does not endorse these organizations, is not paid to provide these links and does not confirm or deny their usefulness or effectiveness.