Counseling

College is challenging, and life doesn’t stop when classes start. It is never too early or too late to ask for help. BTC Counseling provides free, confidential personal counseling services to enrolled students. In addition to this short-term, solution-focused service, the BTC Counselor can also provide information on campus and community resources that may be of help to you.

If you are struggling, if something is getting in the way of you meeting your goals, or if you are experiencing things like stress, anxiety, strong emotions, challenging life transitions, loss, suicidal thoughts, or other personal challenges, please reach out and see how we can help.

NOTE: During the 2020-2021 academic year, all appointments are being offered remotely (by phone or video meeting through Zoom).

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Personal Counseling

To make an appointment or find out the counselor’s next availability: 

Send us an email counseling@btc.edu
Contact the front desk of Admissions & Advising by calling 360.752.8345.
Drop-in to the Virtual Lobby T, W, Th 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you are experiencing a CRISIS, including thoughts of suicide, please contact a 24/7 free crisis resource:  

Local Care Crisis Line: Call 800.584.3578 or visit their website at www.imhurting.org for live chat.
National Crisis Text Line: Text CAMPUS to 741-741.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800.273.8255
Additional resources are listed below.

If you are experiencing or are at risk of a life-threatening EMERGENCY, please call 911 or go to the emergency room closest to you.  
In Bellingham, our emergency room is located at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225).
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Additional Resources

If you are experiencing or are at risk of a life-threatening EMERGENCY, please call 911 or go to the emergency room closest to you. In Bellingham, our 24/7 emergency room is located at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225).

Here you may find helpful information and resources on some issues many students commonly experience. If you would like any more information on this or another issue, please contact the BTC Counselor. 

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Forms

Personal Counseling Forms

General Information and Student Informed Consent (completed before or at the first BTC Counseling meeting)

Informed Consent to Participate in Distance Counseling (completed before or at first distance BTC Counseling meeting)

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Hours & Contacts

To make an appointment or find out the counselor’s next availability:

Remote Counseling Sessions

M to Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Virtual Assistance

Tu to W to Th: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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