Director of Counseling and Wellness

Belinda Adame, MA, LCPC

Administrative Assistant/Counselor

Sara Brunsting, MA, LPC

Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

Additional Resources

Counseling Services for Academic Year 20-21

Seeking counseling services is an important decision to make, especially during times of uncertainty. As students are making the shift to digital learning and navigating the stress and anxiety transitions may bring, we want you to know that the Wellness Center Counseling team will continue to provide support this academic year. 

Steps to mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19 have been in effect since March of this year at the Wellness Center. Therefore, all of our counseling services will be provided via our tele-health platforms. 

Tele-health services will continue to be provided to ensure that students’ mental health and overall wellness are optimal to meet academic goals. This means that all individual and group counseling sessions, educational outreach, and meetings will be held remotely.

To schedule an appointment, complete the counseling request form below. 

Counseling Request

If you are experiencing difficulties submitting a counseling request form, please make sure that you are logged into MyJudson. If you are logged-in and do not receive a response within 24 hours (during business hours), please email the Wellness Center at so that a counseling staff may be able to follow-up with you.

Joining Teleheath Sessions via TheraNest

To learn how to connect with your therapist for your virtual visit via TheraNest, click here. 

Managing a Crisis

If there is an immediate danger to yourself (due to suicidal ideations/urges to self-harm) due to a mental illness or emotional distress, call Campus Safety at 847-622-9999 or dial 9-1-1. 

Additional resources for mental health services (available 24/7) can be found on the Wellness Center website 


Individual Counseling

Counseling provides a place for students to discuss concerns one-on-one with a professional.

Group Sessions

Consist of a small group of students meeting regularly to discuss and explore problems with one another and a group leader. 

Visit the Group Support webpage for more info and to see current Groups.


Virtual Consultation Services

Click here to learn more about our free consultation services. 

Scope of Counseling Services

Please review our scope of services document here

Connecting with Your Insurance

There are a variety of ways students choose to cover the cost of mental health services, including insurance benefits. Click HERE for frequently asked questions regarding insurance.

Title IX

Title IX and the Campus SAVE Act ensure all students can study in an academic environment free from sexual violence and harassment, including dating violence and stalking. Judson University is committed to maintaining a safe educational environment for all students. Please refer to this section for information on policies and resources available to the Judson community.
For a list of resources including Judson's Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy, Sexual Misconduct Survivor's Rights Brochure, and Silent Witness / Anonymous Reporting Form please visit the Title IX Services page.