Bushnell University’s Counseling Center offers low-cost, confidential counseling to adults in the community.  Sessions are provided by graduate students working towards a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Counselors work under the supervision of clinically experienced faculty.

 

Open to Everyone

Free Intake Session

$10 Per Session

Free to College Students

Call 541-349-7471 to schedule a free intake session.

 

Receive help with the challenges of life, relationships, work, illness, or loss

Resolve difficulties, such as abuse, divorce, unemployment, or some other unexpected crisis

Explore new ways of enriching your life, whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual

Our counselors are trained to help clients clarify and understand life’s challenges, set realistic goals, and work towards a desirable outcome.

 

Why consider counseling?

Here’s a short list of a few areas where research shows that effective counseling can help:

 

Stress management

Relationship concerns

Anger management

Career development

Assertiveness training

Dealing with anxiety/depression

Coping with trauma

A variety of other experiences and life changes

 

Counseling Center Hours

By appointment only: Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Counseling Center Frequently Ask Questions

Who can receive counseling services?
Adults (age 18+) in the community

So, I can receive counseling at the counseling center even if I am not Christian?
Bushnell University counselors welcome people of any belief system and do not press any particular spiritual philosophy

Who provides the counseling?
The Bushnell University counseling center is a teaching facility where graduate students earning a master’s degree in counseling provide services under the supervision of experienced faculty members

How much does it cost?
$10 per session for adult community members (fee can be waived)
Free for Bushnell University and University of Oregon students

How do I get started?
Call 541-349-7471 to set up a free intake appointment

Where is the Bushnell University Counseling Center?
Bushnell University Counseling Center
755 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

 

 

 

Confidentiality

Your counseling is confidential—which means that the things you discuss with your counselor are private and protected by Oregon state law. Except under the circumstances described below, your counselor will not share any information about you unless you give written permission to do so. Written permission is given in a signed document called a Release of Information.

 

Your counselor undergoes regular clinical supervision as a graduate student at Bushnell University. Therefore, chart notes, session recordings, and other documentation will be reviewed by a clinical supervisor in both individual and group supervision settings. (These settings are for current counseling program graduate students and their supervisors only.)

 

There are some circumstances in which a counselor must share information. These circumstances are unusual, but they do happen. These circumstances are defined by Oregon State law and include the following:

 

If your counselor learns of a specific intent to harm yourself or another person or to commit an act of violence, it is the counselor’s responsibility to protect you and others. The counselor will inform a family member, an intended victim, or law enforcement as appropriate.

If your counselor learns that harm or abuse has been done to a child (age 17 and under), an elderly person, a disabled person, or a mentally ill person, the counselor will make a mandatory report to the appropriate authorities.

If your counselor is subpoenaed or court-ordered to testify in court or to submit records, she or he may have to give information about you without your permission. Should that situation arise, your counselor will make an effort to contact you.

Please discuss any concerns about your privacy with your counselor at any time that a concern related to your privacy comes up for you.

 

Privacy also is an important issue when children, partners, or spouses are involved in counseling. When a person under the age of 18 is in counseling, it is important to respect the need for that person’s privacy while also recognizing that parents (or guardians) have a right to know certain information about their children. Similarly, when both members of a couple are involved in counseling, it is important to balance the need for individual privacy with the need for open communication. If your child is in counseling, or if you and your partner are seeking couples counseling, please discuss concerns regarding privacy with your counselor as soon as possible.

 

 

Mental Health Crisis Support

The Bushnell University Counseling Center does not provide 24-hour mental health emergency support. Organizations that do, including:

EMERGENCY SERVICES

911

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-8255 (24/7) Press 1 for Veterans line

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON CRISIS LINE

541-346-4488

Text “GO” TO 741-741 (24/7)

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

Live Chat with the Veterans Crisis Line (24/7)

OREGON PARTNERSHIP MILITARY HELPLINE

888-HLP-4-VETS (24/7)

WHITE BIRD CLINIC

800-422-7558 or 541-687-4000

OTHER CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517

Child Abuse

USA National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-422-4453 (24/7)

Dating Abuse & Domestic Violence

RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

1-800-656-4673 (24/7)

Live Chat with RAINN (24/7)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

800-788-4727 or 541-343-7277 (24/7)

Womenspace

800-281-2800 or 541-485-6513

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association

1-800-931-2237 (Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)

ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

630-577-1330 (Monday-Friday,12 pm-8 pm EST)

Youth

Looking Glass

Provides mental health services for minors (under 18)

541-689-3111

National Runaway Safeline

1-800-786-2929 (24/7)

Live Chat with National Runaway Safeline (5:30pm – 12:30am EST)

National Safe Place

Text SAFE and your current location to the number 69866 (24/7)

GLBT National Youth Talk

1-800-246-7743 (Monday-Friday, 4pm-12 am EST/Saturday, 12pm-5pm EST)

The Trevor Project (support for GLBT youth)

866-488-7386 (24/7)

Live Chat with the Trevor Project (Fridays 4pm- 5pm EST)

WellMama: Maternal Mental Health Support

1-800-896-0410 (warm-line)

info@wellmamaoregon.org

WellMamaOregon.org

1244 Lawrence St.

Eugene, OR 97401

 

 

 

Community Resources

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Womenspace

800-281-2800

541-485-6513

First Place Family Center

541-342-7728

Eugene Mission

541-344-3251

Family Shelter House

541-689-7156

Shelter Care Brethren Housing

541-726-8125

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

Womenspace

800-281-2800

541-485-6513

Christians as Family Advocates (CAFA)

541-686-6000

Crime Victim’s Services (courthouse)

541-682-4523

Options Domestic Violence Education Program

541-684-7625

Pregnancy

WellMama: Maternal Mental Health Support

1-800-896-0410 (warm-line)

info@wellmamaoregon.org

WellMamaOregon.org

1244 Lawrence St.

Eugene, OR 97401

 

 

Other Crisis Support Services

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517

Child Abuse

USA National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-422-4453 (24/7)

Dating Abuse & Domestic Violence

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

1-800-656-4673 (24/7)

Live Chat with RAINN (24/7)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

800-788-4727 or 541-343-7277 (24/7)

Womenspace

800-281-2800 or 541-485-6513

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association

1-800-931-2237 (Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)

ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

630-577-1330 (Monday-Friday,12 pm-8 pm EST)

Youth

Looking Glass

Provides mental health services for minors (under 18)

541-689-3111

National Runaway Safeline

1-800-786-2929 (24/7)

Live Chat with National Runaway Safeline (5:30pm – 12:30am EST)

National Safe Place

Text SAFE and your current location to the number 69866 (24/7)

GLBT National Youth Talk

1-800-246-7743 (Monday-Friday, 4pm-12 am EST/Saturday, 12pm-5pm EST)

The Trevor Project (support for GLBT youth)

866-488-7386 (24/7)

Live Chat with the Trevor Project (Fridays 4pm- 5pm EST)

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