Our mission is to serve the NNU campus community by providing mental health counseling in a Christian context of love and acceptance regardless of who the person is, their lifestyle, or what they believe. Our goal is to help community members to pursue wholeness, healing, and growth within a safe environment. Our services are confidential. Therefore, if individuals are in violation of school lifestyle policy, penalties will not result from the counseling situation.
The Counseling Center is located at 518 E Dewey St. (across from Wiley Learning Center, next to the Alumni House).
Exceptions to Confidentiality: If it is believed that an individual may harm him/herself or someone else, or if there is current abuse of someone who is underage or elderly, or if required by a court of law to do so; then confidentiality would be compromised to protect those involved or to meet legal requirements.
Confidentiality and Ethics
The Wellness Center counselors and interns adhere to legal and ethical standards set forth by their governing bodies.
The following link supplies access to the American Counseling Association code of ethics.
Reasons Students Come to Counseling
Some of the reasons students come to counseling include...
- Lack of Motivation
- Stress / Anxiety
- Eating Issues,
- Relationships (roommates, dating, marriage, pre-marital)
- Sexual Identity
- Sexual Assault / Date Rape
- Grief / Loss
- Anger Management
- Drug / Alcohol Use
- Trauma Resolution
The Counseling Center also provides referrals to the community, groups, and classes on pertinent issues.
To Make An Appointment
If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, contact the front desk at 467-8466. You may also contact our counseling center staff for appointments:
- Stephanie Bartlow, L.P.C. 467-8674
- Jeff Edmiston, L.P.C. 467-8766
- Kylee Ball, Clinical Intern 467-8455
- Mitch Kochis, Clinical Intern 467-8455
For more information about the NNU Counseling Center and additional resources reference the links on the left hand menu.
NNU's Peer Mentors are made up of a variety of students who are selected with the purpose of providing a peer outreach to our students. Peer Mentors are trained to keep things confidential, reach out to others, make appropriate referrals, and to be good listeners.
Visit the Peer Mentor webpage here.