Student Counseling Center

The JBU Student Counseling Center provides clinically excellent mental health counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, and consultation to support the emotional well-being, educational goals, and personal development of students.

Schedule an appointment by filling out the secure online intake form (also linked below, at "Request an Appointment Here".) We will review your request, assign you to a therapist, and contact you by email with an available appointment time. 

The Student Counseling Center is closed for the semester break. We will resume appointments when the undergraduate spring semester begins in February 2021. Appointment requests will be processed at that time.

Request an Appointment Here

In the case of an emergency, contact Campus Safety at 479.215.5000 or dial 911. 

We are doing our best to protect our clients and therapists during COVID-19. We offer both in-person and tele-mental health counseling. We ask if you experience any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, that you do not come to the counseling center, and instead request a telehealth appointment. 

To practice appropriate social distancing, our lobby is locked. When you receive your appointment confirmation email, you will be given a number to text to let us know you are here. Please wait either outside the lobby or in your car, and your counselor will tell you when they are ready for you. Masks are required inside the counseling center. You will be asked to complete a brief screening and temperature check before starting each counseling session. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to prioritize the safety of our clients, our counselors, and our community.

For questions, please call us at 479-524-7251 or email studentcounselingcenter@jbu.edu

 

Services

Students face many trials in college and may benefit from addressing those trials with a skilled therapist in counseling. The Student Counseling Center staff is committed to providing an ethical and professional service to the JBU Community within a biblical worldview.

Our office provides counseling services during the Fall and Spring semesters. Most students are served on an individual basis and typically meet weekly for a 45-50 minute session. Some individuals need only a few sessions to work through their personal concerns. Some need more time. The number of sessions is based on the student's need and particular circumstances.

In the event a student's concern requires intensive therapeutic or medical care beyond the scope of the counseling center or health services, our office will assist students with referrals to professional off-campus support services.

 

Pricing

Traditional undergraduate students are not charged for sessions 1-8 per academic year (August - May). If a student continues working in individual counseling after the 8th session, then there is a $10 charge per session. If available, a student may choose to continue their work in group counseling, free of charge. There are no fees associated with group counseling, regardless of the number of sessions a student has had in individual.

Traditional Undergraduate pricing for individual counseling, per academic year:
Sessions 1-8: No charge
Sessions 9+: $10 per session

Graduate and Online Undergraduate pricing for individual counseling, per academic year:
Intake session: No charge
Sessions 2-8: $40 per session
Sessions 9+: Standard rate

Discuss questions or concerns about payment during your initial visit or by emailing StudentCounselingCenter@jbu.edu

 

The Student Counseling Center is located at 100 South Holly Street, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761. It's about one block south from the main campus of John Brown University.  View map and directions.