Counseling Mission

Our mission is to serve the NNU campus community by providing mental health counseling in a Christian context of love and acceptance regardless of who the person is, their lifestyle, or what they believe. Our goal is to help community members to pursue wholeness, healing, and growth within a safe environment. Our services are confidential. Therefore, if individuals are in violation of school lifestyle policy, penalties will not result from the counseling situation.

Our services are confidential, barring predefined circumstances that require an exception to this confidentiality. For more information refer to the Confidentiality and Ethics section below.

To Make An Appointment

To make an appointment, contact the front desk at (208) 467-8466 or email

Calling the front desk is the easiest and quickest way to make a counseling appointment.

Confidentiality and Ethics

Wellness Center counselors and interns adhere to legal and ethical standards set forth by their governing bodies. For more information about the code of ethics, please refer to the American Counseling Association.

Our services are confidential, barring predefined circumstances that require an exception to this confidentiality: If it is believed that an individual may harm him/herself or someone else, or if there is current abuse of someone who is underage or elderly, or if required by a court of law to do so; then confidentiality would be compromised to protect those involved or to meet legal requirements.

Reasons Students Come to Counseling

Some of the reasons students come to counseling include:

  • Assertiveness
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Eating Issues,
  • Relationships (roommates, dating, marriage, pre-marital)
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexual Assault / Date Rape
  • Grief / Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Addictions
  • Drug / Alcohol Use
  • Trauma Resolution

Additional Resources

Self-Evaluation Resources
The ULifeline Self Evaluator was designed to screen for 13 of the most common mental health conditions that college students face.

Peer Mentors
NNU's Peer Mentors are made up of a variety of students who are selected with the purpose of providing a peer outreach to our students. Peer Mentors are trained to keep things confidential, reach out to others, make appropriate referrals, and to be good listeners.

Additional information
For more information about the NNU Counseling Center and additional resources click on Helpful Information here or on the left-hand sidebar.

The Counseling Center also provides referrals to the community, groups, and classes on pertinent issues.