Supporting Academic Success

Counseling services is an office within the Division of Student Development at Bluefield College, whose primary purpose is to assist students in overcoming emotional, spiritual, and relationship barriers that stand in the way of academic success.

The counseling services that are provided hope to enhance the student’s total educational experience by providing a confidential and supportive environment where student concerns can be shared and explored. We seek to assist in the creation and maintenance of a Christian environment that will foster the well-being and personal development of its members.


Bluefield College offers short-term individual counseling for a variety of concerns such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Anger Management
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Uncertainty about major/career
  • Problems studying
  • Problems relating to others
  • Visiting home for the holidays
  • Addictive behavior
  • Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Abuse

A student’s first contact is through a brief screening appointment with the Director of Counseling and Student Activities. This meeting will determine the severity of the situation, how to best address their concerns, and to determine if an off-campus referral is appropriate. The plan may include individual counseling through the college, a referral to a practitioner in the community, attending a workshop, consultation with a psychiatrist for medication, or referral to other campus support services.

Appointments can be arranged by calling 276.326.4256 or visiting the Student Activities Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anyone with a disability is encouraged to contact our Academic Center for Excellence.