Counseling Resources:

Counseling services are available to any student who is struggling with issues including family conflict, divorce, substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety about academic achievement. Counseling is confidential, professional, and free.

The Counseling Center offers personal, confidential, professional assistance to students.  It is open to all BBCC students in all programs.  The student may meet with the counselor of his or her choice.

Counselors use a “whole person” approach in their work.  Students often find that certain personal issues need to be addressed in order to take full advantage of all the college has to offer.  Counselors help students explore options and teach them to make better decisions to further their education.   Some student needs are better served by other professionals off-campus–the counselors assist students with referrals.

MariAnne Zavala-Lopez, Heidi Gephart and Jaime Garza comprise our counseling faculty.  They can give you educational and career guidance to help you enroll at BBCC and choose the program that is right for you.  They can also be seen by the students as the need arises.

International, or foreign, students have particular needs; the Counseling Center offers specialized advising for international students.  We have an International Students page online.

In accordance with the governor’s stay-at-home orders, during the COVID-19 pandemic counseling services will be offered virtually to all students by scheduling an appointment at 509.793.2035. 

Student advisors are assigned at admission and assist students in developing an appropriate program of study and in selecting specific courses each quarter.

If you are seeking special support or tutoring, contact Student Administrative Support Services at 509.793.2089.

Grant Integrated Services

(509) 765-9239

Adams County Integrated Health Care Services

(509) 488-5611

24 Hour Crisis Lines

Grant Integrated Services

(509) 765-1717 or 1(800) 852-2923              

Adams County Integrated Health Care Services

(509) 488-5611 (Othello) or (509) 659-4357 (Ritzville, Lind, Washtucna)

New Hope Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

(509) 764-8402

24-hour Victim Access Hotline

1(888) 560-6027

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1(800) 273-8255 (English)

1(888) 628-9454 (Español)

1(800)799-4889 (TTY)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:
1(800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1(800) 846-8517)

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Coping with Stress


RCW 28B.10.295

Contact Us

Heidi Gephart  (Counselor)

Jaime Garza (Counselor)

MariAnne Zavala-Lopez (Counselor)


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