We provide short-term counseling, psycho-education, crisis intervention, mediation, outreach, advocacy, psychiatric medication management, and referral services to BMC students. We listen carefully to student concerns and we believe that no concern is too small to be addressed. In order to empower students to navigate their way toward greater autonomy and effectiveness, we provide emotional support, the development and enhancement of life skills, and encourage self-reflection. In our role as consultants to the greater campus community, we work with students and colleagues to promote an informed, prepared, and safe community.
Important decisions and changes are part of college life for every student, and individual work with a counseling professional can provide a safe, confidential setting in which students explore feelings and thoughts, examine their options, weigh alternatives, and move their goals. Some students experience feelings or symptoms that interfere with their ability to succeed academically and personally, such as those related to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc. In these instances, our counselors can help them understand their symptoms, offer treatment options.
The counseling work that happens in groups is just as meaningful and "real" as that which takes place in the individual counseling context. In group counseling, group members meet face-to-face with trained group therapists to express their feelings and thoughts. Group members are encouraged to give support and feedback to one another and develop an awareness of the feelings and thoughts they have in response.
Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication
If a student believes they might benefit from an additional evaluation by a psychiatrist, they can make an appointment to see one of the psychiatrists by calling or coming to the Health Center. If their counselor believes they might benefit from an additional evaluation by a psychiatrist, this will discuss this during their counseling session. When meeting with the psychiatrist, they will discuss the student’s concerns, symptoms and may offer additional treatment options, including medication.
Referrals for Community Partners
For treatment needs beyond the scope of our services, we can assist students with referrals to an appropriate community mental health provider.
Click here for a list of providers in the community.
Psycho-educational Workshops and Trainings
Our staff offers scheduled workshops and trainings on mental health and resiliency as well as programs, which respond to issues affecting the campus or larger community.