Emergency Contact: For imminent concerns,  contact our 24-hour hotline at  (208) 496-HELP or (208) 496-4357

Winter Semester 2021 Counseling Center Policies and Procedures as a result of COVID-19

We are doing our best to be good community citizens and are following the recommendations of our church and government leaders to limit face-to-face contact wherever possible.  Given these recommendations, all services will be provided online until further notice. Please, do not come to the Counseling Center to schedule services or for your appointment.  We care deeply for you and want to provide support.  

The Counseling Center will start Fall Semester providing all services via TAO video conferencing or phone. Services will only be scheduled over the phone by contacting the front desk at 208-496-9370. Find a safe and confidential space where you can speak openly and help us make the best plans for your continued care.

Given legal restrictions, we are only able to provide services to students residing in Idaho.

To be eligible for services, students must be assigned to a track and enrolled in at least 6 credits.

As the semester progresses, please refer to this section for any updates regarding Counseling Center Policies and Procedures.

Additional Resources

BYU-Idaho Counseling Center Winter Semester Self-Help Mental Health Zoom Workshops

Spirit of Ricks: You may have heard of the “Spirit of Ricks”, but do you know what it is?
Join us for a 45-minute Zoom workshop to learn more about this famous phrase in an exciting, new workshop with Social Work Interns and Dave Anderson, LCSW. The workshop will be held at 3:00 p.m. each Friday starting January 22nd until March 26th https://byui.zoom.us/j/2509400113.  This workshop will provide an avenue for students and faculty to connect and learn coping skills to battle loneliness and isolation.

FEAR-less Emotion Management: A 45-minute Zoom workshop with Dallas L. Johnson, Ph.D., held at 2:00 p.m. each Tuesday starting January 12th until April 6th; URL: https://byui.zoom.us/j/98620603873  In this workshop you will learn how the brain and body respond to real and perceived physical and emotional threat. This response is sometimes called the fear response and often contributes to the development of anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicide ideation. You will learn strategies to better manage this fear response in order to improve your overall well-being. You can also learn more about this approach by going to the free website https://sites.google.com/view/fear-less (please note the fear-less website and content is the sole responsibility of Dallas L. Johnson).

Stress and Anxiety Management: A 45-minute Zoom workshop with Ben Rolph, LMFT, held at 3:15 p.m. each Wednesday starting January 13th until March 31st; URL: https://byui.zoom.us/j/91642514514 This workshop is geared toward helping individuals learn healthy ways to manage and reduce physical, mental, and emotional tension in a variety of settings and situations using the art of acceptance, appreciation, and invitation. 

Contact the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center at 208-496-9370 with any questions.

Other Self-help Resources:

  • https://us.taoconnect.org/register - TAO (Therapist Assisted Online) – is a platform available to all students and employees of BYU-Idaho that provides helpful self-directed training to improve mental health.
  • https://sites.google.com/view/fear-less - is a free resource that contains links to video recordings of prior BYU-Idaho FEAR-less Emotion Management Workshops.


*Note: Please be aware that workshops are not therapy. They are self-help classes. If you are looking for personal mental health therapy or personal advice please contact the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center (208-496-9370) to schedule to meet with a mental health provider. If you need emergency help please use one of the following resources:

  • If you are in Idaho Call 211 to connect with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: The hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones. You could also text the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at (208) 398-4357.
  • If you are not in Idaho call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
  • Or; Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.