The Counseling Center offers personal, confidential, and professional assistance to students. It is open to BBCC students in all programs. A student may meet with the counselor of their choice. Counselors use a “whole person” approach in their work. Students may find that certain personal issues need to be addressed in order to take advantage of all the college has to offer. Counselors help students explore options and teach them to make decisions that support their educational and career goals. BBCC counselors assist students with referrals to off campus professionals if necessary.

International students have particular needs; the Counseling Center offers specialized advising for international students.

Appointments are preferred, although counselors are generally available for drop-in appointments. To make an appointment with Jaime Garza, Heidi Gephart, or MariAnne Zavala-Lopez , please call (509) 793-2035. Currently, counseling services are provided remotely. ​


Renew (Formerly Grant Integrated Services)

Adams County Integrated Health Care Services

24 Hour Crisis Lines

New Hope Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress

Manage Anxiety & Stress

RCW 28B.10.295

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988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.


Jaime Garza

Heidi Gephart

MariAnne Zavala-Lopez


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