Counseling office

Tyson Goings

Tyson Goings


Campus counselor

Danielle Finch


Licensed independent social worker

Expertise: anxiety, depression, substance abuse/dependence, PTSD, relationship problems, ADHD, ODD, phase of life transitions, trauma

Sarah Lindabury


Retired

Expertise: addictions, corrections, family therapy

Appointments may be made by calling the student life office at 419-358-3247 or by email at counseling@bluffton.edu. The Counseling Center is located at Hauenstein Hall (lower level), Riley Court.

24/7 on-demand crisis counseling and therapy

Online therapy is available through the Virtual Care Group. Students have 24/7 access to on-demand crisis counseling and therapists seven days a week, including evenings. Life coaching is also available. Current students may activate their account at https://www.thevirtualcaregroup.com/bluffton 

Assistance is available in coping with issues, problems and concerns, including:

  • Family problems
  • Dating concerns
  • Grief/loss issues
  • Relationship issues, questions, concerns
  • Emotional problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, anger, etc.
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Eating disorders
  • Concerns associated with violence, sexual assault or rape
  • Childhood abuse
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual issues or concerns
  • Alcohol/drug use, abuse or addiction
  • Anything that causes tension, conflict, worry, concern, pre-occupation, etc.

Counseling sessions are strictly confidential and no information is shared with any other person (including faculty, administration, staff, other students, your parents or any other family members) except in situations deemed to be life threatening.

If you are unsure about whether or not you need counseling or if counseling could be helpful to you, please give it a try, if only to evaluate what you need and to plan for how your needs can be satisfactorily met. A phone call is all it takes...the choice is always your own.

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