Counseling

The Student Center for Health and Counseling provides professional counseling by licensed clinicians.

We offer counseling services involving a spectrum of emotional issues regarding relationships, social situations, academic or financial stress, and other life situations.

Due to COVID-19 we are providing counseling services via telehealth

PLATFORM: Tele-Mental Health counseling will be provided by our counselors via ZOOM. ZOOM is a HIPAA compliant platform

TRAINING: Counselors have been researching and assessing best practices in relation to tele-counseling and tele-mental health services. All counselors have received specialized training to ensure this service best serves our students.

LIMITATIONS: Students outside of the State of Minnesota are not able to receive this service as our staff are only licensed in the State of Minnesota. If there are students needing support outside of the state of Minnesota, we are happy to work with them to find resources in their area and will continue phone check-ins.

SCHEDULING: Students can call 218-755-2053, schedule online or reach out to their counselor via email: Amanda Gartner: Amanda.gartner@bemidjistate.edu; Hannah Wilson: Hannah.wilson@bemidjistate.edu

New clients will initially be offered a phone or zoom consultation with one of our counselors to ensure that tele-mental health services are an appropriate intervention for them. We will be happy to work with students on finding the best and most appropriate care during this time whether that is us or someone who is able to provide in-person or more intensive interventions.

  • Changes in Procedure: All clients will be asked to complete a consent form for tele-mental health counseling. This will be emailed to students and their counselor will be able to discuss any questions or concerns they have about the differences between tele-mental health counseling and in-person counseling.

Meet the Counselors (video with captions)

We’re Here To Help

We’re here to help you navigate your way through your college years. While pursuing your academic and professional goals at BSU or NTC, you also have the opportunity to gain personal awareness and develop skills that will aid you in becoming the most successful student you can be and the most successful person and community member you can be.

Counseling Services

As a BSU student you are eligible for counseling services*. Find out more about individual, group counseling, and urgent counseling services.

Helping Others

We offer consultation and support to faculty and staff, parents, student leaders, and friends in their efforts to reach out to student who may be in distress.

Suicide Prevention

Are you considering suicide or do you know someone who you think might be? You need to know that you are not alone. There is help available, 24/7.


*BSU students who have paid their Health Services fee, which is included in tuition/fees as an on-campus student.  Distance Learners and NTC students must pay this fee for services.