Belhaven University will be a pivotal place of transition, change, and growth for students. The Campus Counselor at Belhaven is here to walk alongside traditional undergraduate students during these adjustments. Counseling can be beneficial in offering insight into one’s struggles, coming to better know one’s self, and gaining effective tools to deal with stress. Counseling sessions are strictly confidential and tailored to each student’s individual needs.

The office of the Campus Counselor provides outpatient treatment for mild and moderate mental health concerns. The Counselor will conduct initial screening and assessment to assist student in determining level of care necessary to meet treatment goals.

If it is determined that the student requires a higher level of care, the student will be referred to local mental health resources. The office of the Campus Counselor is not equipped to handle high acuity or long-term, chronic mental health issues; appropriate referrals will be made in such cases.

Appointments

Sessions are typically conducted in-person, with a virtual option available depending on the needs of the student and the discretion of the Campus Counselor.

Appointments are available for traditional undergraduate students only. Referrals will be provided for non-traditional and/or graduate students seeking mental health services.

To schedule an initial consultation, students may contact the campus counselor by:

Frequently Asked Questions

Counseling Services are available for traditional undergraduate students of Belhaven University.

No. Please contact the Campus Counselor for questions and/or referrals regarding couples counseling.

If the campus counselor has open availability, the goal is to schedule an initial consultation within a week. If the campus counselor does not have open availability, the student will be offered to be placed on the waiting list, or will be offered referrals to local mental health professionals.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, you should contact Hinds County Mobile Crisis Response Team at 601-955-6381 or the Crisis Stabilization Unit at (769) 257-6288. You may contact the Campus Counselor for referrals, but the office of the  Campus Counselor will act only as a liaison to appropriate mental health services to meet the needs of your crisis.

No, appointments may only be scheduled by the person seeking counseling.

If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian will need to sign all consent paperwork for you to receive counseling services. There are also additional confidentiality issues that will be discussed if a minor would like to receive counseling services provided by the Campus Counselor.

Yes, your information will not be shared without your written authorization, with the following exceptions:

  • You express intent to harm yourself or others
  • You report any child abuse or elder abuse
  • Your records are subpoenaed by a court

If you have not been seen by the counselor for a period longer than 6 months, you will need to provide update to your paperwork.

Location

The Campus Counselor's office is located on the second floor of the Student Center.

Confidentiality

The Campus Counselor complies with all standard confidentiality laws. Information is only disclosed to the University as required by law and ethical codes for the safety of the client or other persons.

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13