Updated 1/28/2022: BTC is open and operating on a normal schedule except: All Student Services departments are operating limited in-person services Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays are virtual services only. 

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.

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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.

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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Stress Relief Group

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Need to relax?

Join us for a free weekly, online group for BTC students. We will briefly check in about our stress levels and spend most of our time together learning and practicing a stress relief or relaxation tool. You are welcome to join for one, a few, or all of the meetings! Group will be approximately 30 minutes in duration and offered via Zoom. If you have any questions or would like more information, e-mail counseling@btc.edu.

Wednesdays: 11:30am-12:00pm

February 2nd – March 16th, 2022

Please register here: Registration Link

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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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