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Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services

Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services is located in the Learning Resource Center and offers a range of mental health services for current Barton Students and Employees. Counseling sessions are available to help students cope with personal and academic stressors associated with college life and to treat mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression. All services are provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere. Counseling may vary from a brief, solution-focused approach to a more in-depth approach based on student need. The approach or treatment plan is a collaborative effort with the student and determined on a case-by-case basis.

There are several easy and convenient ways offered to schedule your appointments. You may self-schedule or schedule by contacting the Administrative Assistant of the Office of Student Services and requesting an appointment.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

For more information, see Scheduling an Appointment tab below.

Jakki Maser

Jacquelyn Maser, LPC
Mental Health Counselor
(620) 792-9295
maserj@hualushudian.com

Nicole Lofland

Nicole Lofland
Administrative Assistant, Student Services
(620) 792-9282
loflandn@hualushudian.com

Mental Health Urgent, Emergent and After Hours

If you are experiencing an urgent need for mental health care during regular office hours, please call the Counseling Office or Student Services at (620) 792-9282 to discuss the options for care. You may also stop by and request a walk-in appointment. In doing so, please notify us if you need to be seen immediately for a crisis situation. 

For after-hours crisis care, please contact Campus Safety at (620) 792-9217. You may also contact The Center for Counseling at (620) 792-2544 to speak to someone at their 24/7 Crisis Line, or call or text The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Scheduling an Appointment
Scheduling an Appointment
Hours of Operation

Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services are available on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Scheduling Appointments

There are several easy and convenient ways offered to schedule your appointments. You may self-schedule or schedule by contacting the Administrative Assistant of The Office of Student Services and requesting an appointment.

Self  Scheduling

New Clients: Schedule an appointment by clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” button on this page and when prompted, select “New Client”. Be sure to choose whether you are requesting “in person” or “telehealth” services as the location. 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Returning Clients: Log into your existing client portal to self-schedule and select “I’m An Existing Client”. (Please note that if you are an existing client but this is your first time accessing the client portal, you will have to select “I’m a New Client” in order to establish your account and self-schedule.)

If you cannot remember how to access the portal, just select the “Schedule an Appointment” button on this page to be redirected to it!

Returning clients can also download the SimplePractice Client Portal mobile app. Here you can access your secure online portal and manage your care from anywhere. The app lets you easily request and manage appointments, securely message your counselor, and complete paperwork while on the go. The Client Portal app is only available for iPhones with iOS 13k.0 or later. The app is not compatible with iPads, and an Android version is not available at this time.

To download the app, search for "SimplePractice Client Portal" in the App Store and tap Get. 

For more information about downloading the SimplePractice Client Portal app, visit Simple Practice Client Portal Mobile App.

Schedule Through Student Services

To request an appointment, contact our Administrative Assistant at the Office of Student Services located on the Northeast end of the Learning Resources Center.

Phone: (620) 792-9282

Email: counseling@hualushudian.com 

Report
Report

Anyone can make a report of concerning behavior whether you are an involved party, friend/faculty member, or bystander.

REPORT A CONCERN

Before You Report

If this is an emergency that involves an imminent risk of harm to self or others, please contact law enforcement by dialing 911 prior to filling out this referral form. Referrals through this form are submitted to our SOS Team (link to SOS tab further down the page). and are reviewed during normal business hours. While referrals from this form are reviewed by a variety of campus partners working to assist students and employees, it is NOT designed for emergency response situations.

Services
Services
Counseling & Psychotherapy:

Individual counseling is available to all currently enrolled Barton students on the Great Bend campus.

Counseling and psychological services are designed for students who need academic, emotional, or behavioral support. Counseling sessions help students cope with personal and academic stressors associated with college life and to treat mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression. Counseling may vary from a brief, solution-focused approach to a more in-depth approach based on student need. The approach or treatment plan is a collaborative effort with the student and determined on a case-by-case basis. All services are provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere.  

In general, Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services operates on a brief psychotherapy model (short term counseling). Should specialized or long-term counseling be desired or deemed necessary, referrals can be made to a counselor in the community or the student’s home community, whichever is most appropriate or preferred.

Consultation

Counseling with BartConsultation is different from counseling. It is the process of meeting with a counselor to obtain recommendations on what action to take on a given situation. Common reasons for consultation may be to see if and what kind of counseling services are appropriate for you and to gain a referral if necessary. Other reasons for consultation may be to seek advice on how to help someone in need or effectively communicate or resolve a campus conflict.

All initial appointments will be treated as a consultation, in order to determine if campus counseling is appropriate for you.

Consultation services are available to all Barton students, including those enrolled online.

Behavioral and Medical Health Care Referral

At times, students may be best served by other agencies or offices on or off campus; Cougar Counseling may make a referral for you to visit with outside agencies in the community or in your local area depending on the needs of the student. Because the Cougar Counseling Office does not prescribe mental health medications, students interested in acquiring meds for such purposes will be referred to appropriate providers in the community. Please remember that while counseling services offered through CCPS are free, other providers may require payment for their services. However, Cougar Counseling Services works collaboratively with community partners to provide the best possible services and cost-effective solutions when off campus mental health resources are needed. For this reason, cost should not be a deterrent when seeking help.

Group / Roommate / Couples Therapy

There may be times when counseling as a group or between two individuals is desired and beneficial. Please inform the counseling office prior to your appointment if this is the service you are seeking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In order to participate in group or couples counseling, all individuals who make up the couple/group, must be eligible students/employees at BCC. 

Learning Disorder Screening

Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services offers initial learning disorder screening. This screening is not official diagnostic testing, but rather a preliminary step in identifying red flags in learning difficulties that may exist for a student, after which a recommendation and referral can be made for further official diagnostic testing off campus when warranted. If you are concerned that you may have a learning disorder, you may schedule for a screening by following the same steps outlined above for scheduling counseling appointments.

Crisis Intervention Services

988 Suicide and Crisis LifelineIf you are experiencing an urgent mental health need during regular office hours, please call the Cougar Counseling Office or Student Services at (620)792-9282 to discuss the options for care. You may also stop by and request a walk-in appointment. In doing so, please notify us if you need to be seen immediately for a crisis situation.

Although every effort is made to accommodate a student in crisis, we cannot guarantee immediate availability of counseling staff. If a staff member is unavailable, contact The Center for Counseling at (620) 792-2544 or go to their Great Bend office at 5815 Broadway Avenue and request a Walk-In Crisis Intake. For immediate assistance when there is an imminent threat to life or safety, go to the nearest ER.

For after-hours crisis care, please contact Campus Safety at (620) 792-9217. You may also contact The Center for Counseling at (620) 792-2544 to speak to someone at their 24/7 Crisis Line, or call 988.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Guidance / Academic / Career Counseling

Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services can function as a great resource for assistance in career and academic counseling. Sessions may focus on topics such as test anxiety, time management and organization, and personality and interest exploration. CCPS may also refer you to other entities on campus for additional resources and assistance, such as Career Services, Disability Services, or the Academic Development Center. 

Psychoeducational Workshop and Presentations

The Cougar Counseling Office at BCC offers psychoeducational programming centered around prevention and education to assist in the mental health maintenance of our campus community. Great Bend campus classrooms, groups, and organizations are invited to request the Cougar Counseling Office to present on topics of relevance to their group. Please fill out the Presentation and Programming Request Form at least 4 weeks prior to your presentation request and we will try our best to accommodate you as determined by staff availability and expertise.

REQUEST A PRESENTATION

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Pawsitive Support
Pawsitive Support
Luna the therapy dog
Luna, Therapy Dog 
Specializes in joyful antics and playing tug-of-war

Cougar Counseling provides animal therapy as a regular part of our wellness services. Research increasingly shows positive health benefits of animal therapy on college campuses for faculty, students, and staff. Among these benefits, therapy dogs can help to lesson stress, anxiety and depression. They can aid individuals in achieving a stronger sense of belonging and to better deal with being homesick and lonely.

The benefits of animal therapy can also be seen in our physical health. Visits with therapy dogs can improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and improve communication skills and cognitive functions.

Learn more about our support animal, Luna, by exploring her bio! We’re a little biased, but we think we have the best therapy dogs! Or at the very least, the softest.

Domestic, Dating, and Sexual Violence Help
Domestic, Dating, and Sexual Violence Help
Domestic, Dating, and Sexual Violence Help

Suffering from domestic, dating or sexual violence can be devastating. Sometimes you may feel you are all alone and that there is nowhere to go for help. It is important to take care of yourself and get the help you need to deal with the pain of abuse. Confidential individual counseling is available to help you with decision-making, safety issues, general support, and individual healing. In addition to these services, individual support is available through the local Family Crisis Center organization.

A Family Crisis Center advocate is available for consultation on campus upon request. Contact FCC, Cougar Counseling, or the Barton Title IX Office to arrange an appointment:

(620) 792-1885 (Family Crisis Center Main Office)
(800) 794-4624 (24-hour Assistance)

Family Crisis Center provides:

  • Free, Confidential Support for Domestic, Sexual, Interpersonal, or Stalking Violence
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Safety Planning
  • Safe Shelter
  • Support Groups
  • 24-Hour Crisis Intervention
  • Public Education Programs
  • Community Referrals
Confidentiality and Privacy
Confidentiality and Privacy
Confidentiality and Privacy Information

Your counseling records with Cougar Counseling Services are confidential. We comply with applicable federal and state laws regulating the privacy of medical and counseling information. No information is released without your express written permission except in circumstances that would result in clear danger to you or others, or as may be required by law. For more information regarding informed consent or possible exceptions to confidentiality, please contact our office.

Information Release Requests

As a client, you always reserve the right to identify others who are permitted access to your protected health information and identify others you would like involved in your care. 

Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff

Services for Faculty and Staff include the areas below.

Counseling & Psychotherapy

Individual counseling services are offered free of charge to faculty and staff located on the Great Bend Campus, when services are deemed appropriate. Please note that specific instances exist when this service may not be appropriate; such as when a personal relationship or conflict of interest exists between the employee and the counselor. Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services operates on a brief psychotherapy model (short term counseling).

Consultation and Referral

Employees at all Barton campuses and locations, including Barton Online, are eligible to participate in consultation and referral services.

Referrals can be made for a variety of reasons, including the need or desire for specialized or long-term counseling or acquiring medication services. Referrals can be made to a counselor in the employee’s desired community.

Campus related consultations may also be requested for situations regarding topics such as, but not limited to, student behavior, classroom interventions, team building, and overall campus wellness.

Psychoeducational Workshop and Presentations

The Cougar Counseling Office at BCC offers psychoeducational programming centered around prevention and education to assist in the mental health maintenance of our campus community. Great Bend campus classrooms, groups, and organizations are invited to request the Cougar Counseling Office to present on topics of relevance to their group. Please fill out the Presentation and Programming Request Form at least 4 weeks prior to your presentation request and we will try our best to accommodate you as determined by staff availability and expertise.

REQUEST A PRESENTATION

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Your Role as a Helping Resource for Students

Most college students will encounter personal, social, and academic stressors during their educational experience and often discover ways to cope with these stressors. However, some demands can become unmanageable and interfere with the student’s academic progress. 

Faculty and staff play an essential role in helping students with emotional distress for two reasons:

  1. You are often the first to notice when a student is in distress; and
  2. Students often turn to informal advisers first for help; you may be the first point of contact for students needing support, guidance, and/or referral.

Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services has developed a list of useful tips to assist you and your efforts in responding to students who may need assistance.

Referring to Counseling Services

If you have specific questions about a student, or are unsure about whether or how to approach an individual to make a referral, contact our office. We can help determine if referring the student to counseling services is the next most appropriate step.

Steps to Refer a Student in Need of Help
  • Give the student our contact information and location. It may be a good idea to keep Cougar Counseling business cards on hand.
  • Convey support and understanding while encouraging the student to seek help.
  • For non-emergency situations, it may be best to call our office on behalf of the student while they are still with you. An appointment can be made by phone at that time. For students who prefer off-campus resources, we can provide referral information to local providers.
  • If you have more serious concerns about a student's willingness or ability to follow through with an appointment, please consider walking the student to our office. A student who discloses to you they are suicidal should never be left alone. In the event a counseling staff is not immediately available for a student in crisis or who has indicated to you a risk of self-harm, please take the student to The Center for Counseling or the local ER.
  • For emergency situations, contact Campus Safety or call 911

If you would like Cougar Counseling and Psychological Services or business cards for other available resources sent to your office, please submit a request form. 

SUBMIT A REQUEST

How to Follow-up After a Referral

Once a referral has been initiated, it may be reasonable and prudent to follow up with the student to determine if they actually attended counseling. Depending on the nature of your relationship with the student, you may also find yourself wondering, "How is it going?" If it is done in a non-intrusive way, such a question may be well received. The student's rights to privacy, however, should always be respected.

If you wish to share information with us about a student you referred, you may do so. It is unlikely, however, that the counseling office will be able to share information with you about a particular student. We understand that this can be frustrating. Please remember that the counselor-client relationship is confidential, so counselors will not be able to release information about a specific student, including their attendance record at sessions, without permission from the student unless there is a determination that the student or someone else is in physical danger.

If the behavioral warning signs of student distress are detected early and a positive, appropriate referral is made, there is a good chance that the problem can be addressed effectively. In the event a counseling staff is not immediately available for a student in crisis or who has indicated to you a risk of self-harm, please arrange for the student to be taken to The Center for Counseling (Great Bend), your local community mental health center, or the local ER.

For Parents & Families
For Parents & Families
How to Refer Your Student to Counseling Services

There are many situations that may arise that indicate a referral to counseling services could be beneficial or necessary. Some examples of when you should consider referring your student to Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services for personal counseling are:

  • You believe your student’s difficulties have gone beyond their capacity to cope positively or effectively with the situation.
  • Symptoms of distress (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, conflict) are starting to affect the student’s everyday life (mood, relationships, sleep, attendance, etc.).
  • You notice your student is not acting “like themselves”.
  • Your student is facing big decisions or life circumstances that could be better supported by an outside, non-biased, source.
  • Your student’s issues have exceeded your ability to be helpful.
  • You find yourself worrying about the mental state or safety or your student.

You may find that they will initially find some relief when provided with the opportunity to discuss their concerns with you. However, others may feel more comfortable talking with a third party. Often students hesitate to discuss the extent of their situation or symptoms with family, for fear of causing their family excessive worry. For non-emergency situations, you are welcome to call our office with your student or on their behalf. We can schedule an appointment for them and provide further instructions. If you have more serious concerns about their willingness or ability to follow through with an appointment, it may be best to bring them (if you live in Great Bend) or have a friend bring them to our office. You can also see our list of local resources located under the Resources tab below if either of you prefer off-campus resources.

Please remember, while we understand that you are very concerned about their welfare, we do not provide information to anyone (including family and parents) regarding a client's visit to our office, participation in services, scheduled appointments, or contact with Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services, without the client's written permission. Additionally, counseling services are considered an at-will service. Unless a student’s immediate safety is at risk, we do not require that students participate in counseling services. See above our tab on Confidentiality and Privacy for additional information.

For immediate safety concerns regarding a student residing in campus housing, please call Campus Safety (620) 792-9217 and request a wellness check be done on your student. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

What to Do If Your Student is Reluctant to Seek Help

It is important to understand that as family members we cannot make decisions regarding our student's emotional well-being for them, and counseling is always a personal choice. However, you can assist them in a number of ways if they are reluctant to seek counseling.

  • Normalize the process of pursuing counseling. This may be especially helpful for those whose cultural backgrounds may include differing views of mental health treatment.
  • Reassure them by explaining that you do not view them as "crazy."
  • Empathize by sharing stories of times when you found yourself in a similar situation or had to ask for help.
  • Let them know that no problem is too big or too small for treatment.
  • Remind them that there is no charge for counseling at Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services and that they can speak to a counselor once without making a commitment to ongoing therapy.
  • Discuss the confidentiality policy that any information shared during their counseling session is kept strictly confidential and that notations of counseling services are not part of their academic record at BCC.
  • Talk to them about their fears and concerns about seeking help. Some may feel that acknowledging emotions or attending counseling is an admission of weakness or failure. Explain that it takes considerable courage, maturity, and character to face oneself, acknowledge difficult emotions and limitations, and seek help to better oneself.
  • Suggest that they visit our website to become familiar with the services we offer prior to seeking treatment.

Remember, a caring and concerned approach can often make the difference.

How can I help my child transition from high school to college and adulthood?

The following links may be helpful as you do your best to assist your child with the transition to college and adulthood:

Cougar Calm Day
Cougar Calm Day

Cougar Calm“Cougar Calm Day” takes place every Tuesday on Barton’s Great Bend Campus in the Learning Resource Center. Cougar Calm Day is a day dedicated to bolstering mental health on campus by providing wellness activities, workshops, and educational opportunities. Students can attend psychoeducational presentations, visit informational booths on mental health topics, connect with community resources, visit with therapy dogs or unwind in our sensory relaxation room, “The Oasis”. Campus and community agencies interested in providing activities, booths, or presentations aimed at improving campus wellbeing can fill out the following request form or contact the counseling office.

Keren the Comfort Dog

Student Outreach & Support (SOS)  
Student Outreach & Support (SOS)  

Barton Community College is committed to the success and safety of all members of the college community. The Student Outreach & Support (“SOS”) Team is a multidisciplinary team that engages in proactive and collaborative approaches to identify, assess, support, and mitigate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behaviors and/or communications. The purpose of housing such functions under one central campus team’s purview is to prevent any particular instance of disturbing behavior from falling through the organizational cracks and to connect disparate (and therefore seemingly innocuous or less troubling) pieces of information that might indicate a more serious or acute problem.

The team aims to promote campus safety as well as student success, health and development by intervening proactively in various ways that help struggling students access resources and continue their education.

Anyone can make a report of concerning behavior whether you are an involved party, friend/faculty member, or bystander.

REPORT A CONCERN

Before You Report

If this is an emergency that involves an imminent risk of harm to self or others, please contact law enforcement by dialing 911 prior to filling out this referral form. Referrals through this form are submitted to our SOS Team (link to SOS tab further down the page). and are reviewed during normal business hours. While referrals from this form are reviewed by a variety of campus partners working to assist students and employees, it is NOT designed for emergency response situations.

FAQ’s
FAQ’s

Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our counseling services. Please contact our office if you have concerns that are not addressed in this list.

Are there charges for services?

No, there are no fees for services provided by Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services.

Additionally, Cougar Counseling Services works collaboratively with community partners to provide the best possible services and cost-effective solutions when off campus mental health resources are needed. For this reason, cost should not be a deterrent when seeking help.

How private is my information?

Information shared during therapy is held in strict confidence. Information cannot be released to anyone (including your family or parents) without your written permission. See our information on confidentiality and privacy for the few exceptions and additional information.

If I participate in mental health counseling, will it be noted on my transcript?

No. Counseling is considered protected health information under HIPAA and is not reported on your transcript or recorded on your educational record.

What is the difference between my counselor and my advisor?

Mental health counselors are trained therapists equipped with a firm understanding of psychotherapy and psychopathology as well as a sense of compassion and social perceptiveness. Counselors treat individuals who have mental, emotional or behavioral challenges. They deal with mental health issues, client concerns regarding career or education choices, and with the ways people relate to one another. An academic advisor is a staff or faculty member trained to assist students with academic planning and progress such as their academic schedule, choice of major, and other academic activities and decisions leading to graduation.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are typically no more than 50 minutes long. Should you feel you need more time than that, please indicate this upon scheduling. It is your responsibility to plan your counseling appointments at a time where you are not expected to attend class, work, etc.

What happens if I'm late?

Without advance warning, the session will be considered cancelled after 15 minutes and will have to be rescheduled for another day.

Do I have to make an appointment?

It is advisable for you to schedule ahead, as this allows you the best opportunity to choose a day and time that works for you. Same day appointments are often not available. Crisis issues will be assessed and care will be provided as soon as possible.

I'm struggling, but getting by. Should I make an appointment?

It’s always best to make an appointment before issues lead to poor grades, strained relationships, unmanageable stress, or other significant challenges. If issues do begin to affect your daily functioning, an appointment may provide an outlet for you as well as provide other resources.

Once I start counseling, am I forced to continue?

Counseling is an at-will service. Should you feel you no longer need or want the service, you are able to discontinue counseling at any time.

Can I attend over Telehealth?

Yes! If you wish to attend counseling via telehealth, please indicate this at the time you schedule your appointment. Telehealth is generally provided as an option, although there may be certain situations where it is not appropriate.

Do you prescribe medication?

No medication is given out by our counseling staff. However, we do work collaboratively with and provide referrals to off campus med providers as requested.

I’m a Barton Online student. What mental health services are available to me through Barton?

Students attending Barton Online can contact CCPS for consultation and referral services to a provider in your area.

I’m a Barton Student attending classes at a campus other than Great Bend. What mental health services are available to me through Barton?

Students attending on campuses other than the Great Bend campus can contact CCPS for consultation and referral services to a provider in your area.

I’m a Barton Student/Employee. Can my (spouse/family member/friend/roommate/sig. other) who is not employed at or attending Barton receive therapy services on campus?

Counseling services are not available to friends and family members of students or employees unless that individual is also a student or employee at Barton.

I’m concerned about a student’s well-being. Can you check on them?

For immediate safety concerns regarding a student residing in campus housing, please call Campus Safety (620) 792-9217 and request a wellness check be done on your student. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

Anyone can make a report of concerning behavior whether you are an involved party, friend/faculty member, or bystander.

REPORT A CONCERN

Before You Report

If this is an emergency that involves an imminent risk of harm to self or others, please contact law enforcement by dialing 911 prior to filling out this referral form. Referrals through this form are submitted to our SOS Team (link to SOS tab further down the page). and are reviewed during normal business hours. While referrals from this form are reviewed by a variety of campus partners working to assist students and employees, it is NOT designed for emergency response situations.

988 Suicide and crisis hotline

How many times will I meet with a counselor?

Everyone’s concerns are unique. Sometimes there are quick solutions, at other times the process can be slower due to the complexity of the factors that have influenced the problem. In general, we operate on a brief solution-focused model of 6 or less sessions, although this is evaluated on a case by case basis. If you want to continue with long term counseling we will work with you to make a referral to a counselor in the Great Bend community or your home community, whichever is most appropriate.

What will happen when I go to Counseling Services?

If you are new to Counseling Services, you will be asked to fill out some paperwork before your first session. After the paperwork is done, your therapist will ask for more information to get to know you and about what brings you to counseling at this time. You are free to speak as openly as you wish about your concerns.

Will you share information about my counseling sessions with my parents?

No, we will not share information with your parents or even acknowledge that you have been here unless you give us written permission to do so. The exception to this is if you are under 18, in which case your parents must provide consent for your treatment here or if we believe you to be a harm to yourself or others.

What are typical problems people use counseling services for?

The following list is not all inclusive and only serves as an example of common issues we see in counseling. You should not be deterred from seeking services if you are struggling with something that is not on the list.

  • Difficulties with family/friends
  • Academic stress
  • Issues with self-esteem/self-doubt
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Eating disorders/body image struggles
  • General depression/unhappiness
  • Trauma
  • Test anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Negative habits
  • Anger management
  • Time management
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Learning disabilities and attention problems
  • Homesickness
  • Grief/Loss
Resource Library
Resource Library
Campus Resources

Cougar Counseling & Psychological Services
Location: Learning Resource Center, Great Bend Campus           
Office: L-139 
Email: counseling@hualushudian.com                                                   
Phone: (620) 792-9295

Student Health Services 
Location: Student Union, Great Bend Campus                   
Office: U-206
Email: studenthealth@hualushudian.com                                  
Phone: (620) 792- 9233

Campus Safety
Location: Technical Building, Great Bend Campus            
Office: T-154
Email: Please call for assistance.                                         
Phone: (620) 792-9217

Title IX Office 
Location: Learning Resource Center, Great Bend Campus
Office: L- 138
Email: titleix@hualushudian.com
Phone: (620) 786-7441

Disability Services
Location: Learning Resource Center, Great Bend Campus           
Office: L-106
Email: disabilityservices@hualushudian.com                                         
Phone: (620) 792-9233

Local Mental Health Service Providers

If you prefer to seek mental health services from a provider in the Great Bend community, contact information is below. Please remember that while counseling services offered through Cougar Counseling Services are free, other providers may require payment for their services.

The Center for Counseling & 24/7 Crisis Care 
Email: contact@thecentergb.org                  
Phone: (620) 792-2544

Avenues for Change
Email: info@a4change.org                           
Phone: (620) 796-2206

Heart of Kansas Family Health 
Email: contact@heartofkansas.com
Phone: (620) 792-5700 

Dropping 22 (For Veterans, First Responders, Military Community and their families) 
Email: dropping22ks@gmail.com
Phone: (620) 786-0687

Telehealth Non-Local Service Providers

Responsive Centers for Psychology & Learning (Telehealth ONLY services)
Email: info@responsivecenters.com            
Phone: (913) 451-8550 

If you are a Barton Online student or attending Barton at a campus location other than Great Bend, please contact our office for additional sources of help and information on finding a provider in your community. Or you may call 1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274) to speak with live counselors (unaffiliated with Barton) available 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (CST) who can refer you to various mental health professionals near you.

*Provider List updated April 2023

Local Substance Abuse Counseling and Evaluations

DREAM, Inc.
Location: 1011 W. 27th Suite 4., Hays, KS. 
(Telehealth Appointments offered for Great Bend students)
Email: dreamhays@ruraltel.net 
Phone: (785) 628-6655

Mental Health Self Evaluator Screenings

Screening results are for informational and educational purposes only. They are not intended to constitute medical advice or be a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. If you think for any reason you need to get help, contact our office.

  • ULifeline Self Evaluator Screening Tools: Take advantage of this screening to quickly determine if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health problem. Self screeners are available for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and alcohol and substance misuse. These tools can also help you find out within a few minutes whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful.
  • Mental Health America Online Screenings 
Mental Health Resources for Specific Populations

Mental Health Resources for Students of Color: These pages provide mental health and wellness resources specifically for people of color by addressing mental health phenomena that occur as a response to the unique experiences of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. 

Resources for LGBTQ Community

Veterans

Athletes

International Students

Survivors of Suicide

If you are interested in resources not listed here, please email us at counseling@hualushudian.com.

For Immediate Crisis Mental Health Assistance

  • For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest ER.
  • Call or Text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
  • The Center for Counseling with 24/7 Crisis Care in Great Bend: (620) 792-2544
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741
  • LGBTQ suicide hotline (The Trevor Project): Call (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678. 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • The Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860 (United States)
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988, then press 1. Or text 838255 or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net
  • Young People of Color (for minority college students)- Text “STEVE” to 741741