Counseling center visits students in dorms

Students seeking guidance from the Counseling, Testing and Mental Health Center don’t necessarily have to walk into the office to get help, the center’s director said.

Linda Wolszon, director of the center, said residence halls and Greek chapter houses have requested visits from the counseling center to help students cope with the death of junior nursing major Amanda Bebout, who was found dead Monday night at her off-campus residence. The center expects more requests, she said.

Other services provided by the counseling center include individual visits with students and self-help information provided on the center’s Web site, Wolszon said.

“Providing information on grief and loss, and helping students cope with the complicated and painful feelings of such a loss, is something we want to provide assistance with,” Wolszon wrote in an e-mail.

The center continues to work closely with Campus Life and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to better meet students’ needs, Wolszon said.

“We want students to find support wherever they can,” Wolszon said.

If students want to speak to a counselor, they may call ahead or walk in, and services will be provided for them, Wolszon said.

According to the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, a memorial service for Bebout will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Robert Carr Chapel.

Police found Bebout’s body Monday night after her roommate called police to report that she had found Bebout unresponsive at her residence on Lubbock Avenue, a few blocks away from campus, according to police. Preliminary findings indicate that there was no foul play, police said.

Counseling, Testing and Mental Health Center

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Telephone: (817) 257-7863

Location: Brown-Lupton Health Center (west entrance)

Web site: counseling.tcu.edu