Guidance Counseling

The Counseling Program is designed to offer a wide variety of support and guidance to students on and off campus. The program can help students who are struggling with a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to: study and time management difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, alcohol and other drug use/abuse, self-esteem, family issues, body-image concerns, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, violence, and sexual identity issues.听Reach out to us at听guidancecounselingataup.edu听with questions or for more information.听听


The counseling services at听the Student Development Office听are free to all BT天堂 students who are currently enrolled. Meetings with听a听Student Guidance Counselor听can be requested in a private and confidential setting on-campus (Combes 405 and 406)听or听online.听Pamela Montfort and听Charlotte Vernier听are available from Monday to听Friday by appointments or drop-in visits:

Schedule a time with one of the counselors or stop by their office during their drop-in hours:

  • Charlotte Vernier
    • Appointments:听听
  • Pamela Montfort
    • Appointments:听

On-campus counseling is designed to offer guidance towards finding the support needed to achieve a student鈥檚 academic and personal goals. Guidance counselors speak to students about resources available at BT天堂, how to cope with difficult academic matters, getting organized, practical time management strategies, daily life issues that can affect their time at BT天堂 as well as many other concerns. In cases where therapy support, testing, and/or psychiatric services are needed, students are referred to an off-campus resource.


BT天堂 works in partnership with off-campus therapists who provide weekly sessions to BT天堂 students in the Fall and Spring semesters. The off-campus therapists have their private practices independent from BT天堂, yet work in conjunction with the Student Development Office听to promote and support student health and wellbeing.

  • Anne-Marie Galliot
    • Licensed clinical psychologist听
    • Tel. +33 6 95 91 59 18
    • Appointments听:听
  • Eva Kemppainen
    • Licensed clinical psychologist
    • Tel. +33 6 50 68 03 28
    • Appointments听:听
  • Lisa Piper
    • Licensed MFT, MA Clinical Psychology
    • Tel. +33 7 69 44 13 46
    • Appointments:

These consultations are financially covered by BT天堂 and can be scheduled via the Student Guidance Counselors听or听by听.听It is not necessary to share the reason(s) of the visit when scheduling an appointment, unless the student chooses to.

The approach of these sessions is based on a brief therapy and assessment model during a first, 40-45 minute visit. After this, the therapist proposes a plan that may include scheduling a return visit, a referral to another therapist, or, if necessary, to a psychiatrist, general practitioner, or other support services in Paris. In the event of a referral,听BT天堂 health insurance reimburses up to 90 euros for psychiatrists and psychologists and听up to 15 therapy sessions per semester.


Both on-campus and off-campus consultations are strictly confidential and only in particular circumstances, and in accordance with French law, will confidentiality need to be breached. Click here for more information on our听Counseling Program鈥檚 confidentiality procedures and policies.


Session times that a student schedules are specifically reserved for that student. Given the limited number of spots available, and out of respect for the counselor and the BT天堂 counseling program, students are requested to provide at least 24 hours鈥 notice should they need to cancel or reschedule a session. Missing sessions with an off-campus counselor may result in a fee being charged or a student being barred from using the counseling program.