It’s the home stretch of the fall semester! You only have a few more weeks before Christmas break and should be feeling proud of all you have accomplished so far. As you wrap up your final projects, papers and exams, we want to be sure you feel strengthened and supported. Below are several resources Biola offers for your mental and spiritual well-being. As you look to the Spring semester, what area might you want to explore to help you finish the year out strong?

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

1. Biola Counseling Center

There are several ways you can connect with the counseling center.

  • The BCC interns provide Drop-in Hours at the Student Health Center on campus.
    • Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

    • Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Individual Counseling
    • First attend Therapy Essentials to learn fundamental skills and tools for managing stress and making positive changes.

  • Group Counseling
    • Email respective counselors to learn more about the groups. Emails are provided on the website linked above.
      • BIPOC at Biola – Facilitated by John Han

      • Hit Points (online therapy) – Facilitated by John Keay

      • Healing from Church Hurt – Facilitated by Julian Dayton

      • Stress Reduction and Relaxation Essentials – Facilitated by Nadra Gabriel and John Keay

      • Grieving Together – Facilitated by John Han

2. Pastoral Care

Get short-term, immediate spiritual guidance from one of our campus ministers, who can help talk through any struggles you may be facing. You can meet with a member of the Pastoral Care staff to discuss questions or concerns regarding:

  • Relationship with God

  • Relationships with others

  • Emotional stress

  • Sexuality

  • Doubt

  • Discernment

  • Or anything else

Book an appointment online

3. Spiritual Direction

This is long-term, relationship building with a Christian to help walk you through your college experience. The aim is to help you discern God’s work in your daily life.

4. Office of Student Accessibility

If you are struggling academically or want extra support, reach out to the learning center to receive free tutoring.

5. Well-being Toolbox

Biola’s Well-being Website has many resources regarding the six areas of well-being: spiritual, physical, emotional, relational, intellectual and cultural.

I hope these resources are encouraging and help you finish the semester strong!