Counseling Services

Scheduling an Appointment

Counseling sessions are available for students on BVU’s Storm Lake campus. Appointments are made by filling out an interest form.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Download a list of Area Mental Health Resources.

Area Providers

COVID-19 and Trauma Response

Our society is living through a collective traumatic experience. Find helpful information, support, and resources for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Emergency Mental Health Assistance

If you need emergency mental health assistance, please use one or more of the following resources:

  • Call 911
  • In a situation of imminent harm, call or have a family member or friend call your local Hospital Emergency Department. Procedures for accessing emergency mental health care during COVID-19 may vary geographically.  
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255
  • Text the Crisis Text Line by texting START to 741741 

Specialty Helplines (some organizations also provide text or online chat features):

  • Call the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) at 877.362.4612
  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799-SAFE (7233)
  • Call the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673)
  • Call the Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline at 866.488.7386
  • Call the Trans Lifeline at 877.565.8860
  • Call the National Drug Helpline at 844.289.0879 (drug or alcohol addiction)
  • Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at 800.662.HELP (4357) 

Contact Information

Julie Anderson, MA

Julie Anderson, MA, LMHC, LCPC (IL)
Director of Counseling Services / Wellness Center Manager

andersonj@bvu.edu
712.749.3650
Dixon-Eilers 208