Jun 22, 2021  
2020-21 University Student Handbook 
2020-21 University Student Handbook

Behavioral Health Wellness Counseling

ATSU Behavioral Health Wellness Counseling (BHWC) is for more than a student’s behavioral or emotional health. BHWC plays a critical role in maximizing a students’ educational potential by helping them deal with barriers to learning stemming from emotional or personal concerns. BHWC allows students to get the most of their professional education.


All client records created and maintained by the university’s BHWCs must be maintained for a period of seven (7) years after the last date of service. Security, retention and permanent destruction of all records must be in compliance with the state regulatory agency for the location of service.

All records of student interactions with BHWC are kept confidential and are not disclosed to other persons or agencies without the student’s consent. The only exceptions to maintaining confidentiality are:

1) clear and imminent danger to self and/or others

2) strong suspicion of physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect of a minor or incapacitated adult

3) a court order is issued by a judge.

No mention of counseling with BHWC will be included in a student’s academic record.

BHWC staff adheres to the ethical code of the American Counseling Association and National Association of Social Workers.

Scheduling an Appointment

Students may schedule an appointment either online (booknow.appointment-plus.com/12ecx4cm/) or by contacting the office directly. Scheduling links are also included in the counselors’ contact information below.

Suicide Prevention/Mental Health First Aid

Ask/Listen/Refer (ALR)
ATSU’s suicide prevention training program, Ask/Listen/Refer (ALR), was designed to help students prevent suicide by teaching students to:

  • identify people at risk for suicide;
  • recognize risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide;
  • and respond to and get help for people at risk.

To take the ALR course, go to: http://www.asklistenrefer.org/atsu and complete the self-guided online training.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an eight (8) hour certification training that helps people assist someone experiencing or developing a behavioral health or substance use-related crisis. In Mental Health First Aid, people learn risk factors and warning signs for behavioral health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. To become certified in Mental Health First Aid, contact a member of the Behavioral Health Wellness Counseling staff.

Contact Behavioral Health Wellness Counseling


Art Davalos-Matthews, MA LPC

Behavioral Health Wellness Counselor

E-mail: amatthews@atsu.edu

Telephone: 480.219.6170

Building 5845, 2nd Floor Suite 213

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://artmatthews.youcanbook.me/


Sarah Thomas, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Wellness Counselor

E-mail: snthomas@atsu.edu

Telephone: 660.626.2751

ATSU Gutensohn Clinic, 3rd Floor Room 304

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: https://snthomas.youcanbook.me/


Phil Jorn, MA LPC

Behavioral Health Wellness Counselor

E-mail: philjorn@atsu.edu

Telephone: 660.626.2751

ATSU Gutensohn Clinic, 3rd Floor Room 304

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: https://philjorn.youcanbook.me/

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