Counseling Services

Sometimes the burdens of life need more than the listening ear of a roommate, RA or faculty member. Our counseling Department is here to help students take the next steps forward.

The goal of the Counseling Department at Grace Bible College is to help our students pursue, achieve, and maintain a healthy psychological, emotional, and spiritual life. The counseling journey is personal and unique to each person. Some students will benefit from a single session and others will seek counseling for much longer. Counseling sessions are available to all current Grace students free of charge.

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Why Seek Counseling Services?

 

There is no right or wrong reason to seek counseling. If you are feeling stuck in negative or distressing thinking then counseling may be helpful for you. Here are some other reasons why students seek counseling:

  • Academic issues
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family crises
  • Gaining confidence
  • Grief
  • Just need someone to talk to
  • Learning to be assertive
  • Making decisions about the future
  • Mood swings
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Questions about abortion
  • Relationship struggles
  • Roommate challenges
  • Sex trafficking
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Social skills
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Time management
  • Trauma from physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual abuse/assault

If you need to talk to someone, please contact:

ineke_wilkinson

 

Ineke Wilkinson
Campus Counselor
Phone: (616) 261-8592
Email: iwilkinson@gbcol.edu

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Ineke is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been employed in a variety of different settings, including: residential treatment, homeless shelter, higher education, boarding school residence life, training and education, church, and para-church organizations, and private practice. Her areas of experience include working with life guidance, academic support, unexpected pregnancies, abuse and neglect, self-harm, suicidal prevention and intervention, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, and healthy relationship skills. With her varied experiences, Ineke is able to work with each student to individualize their counseling experience in order to fit their needs. Ineke’s goal is to build relationships with the students in order to create a comforting and welcoming holistic environment that can facilitate growth. Through working together, she hopes to help the student’s live a more fulfilling, values-consistent life. Ineke looks forward to collaborating with you and she values your willingness to share your story and participate in the counseling process.

 

Education:

  • BA Vocal Performance – Grace Bible College
  • MA Counseling – Cornerstone University

 

Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Person Centered Approaches
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

 

Certifications:

  • Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor (Suicide Intervention / Prevention)

 

Treatment Interests:

  • Adolescents & Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Community Education / Outreach
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Personal Growth / Life Coaching
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Suicide Prevention & Intervention
  • Trauma / Crisis