Wellness Check-ins

Meet Via Phone or Zoom!

Our team is offering wellness check-ins remotely to give you immediate opportunities to talk with a trained, non-judgmental listener. If you're struggling with motivation, purpose, relationships, worries, or anything else, we are here. Our goal is to support you in navigating any transitions you may be facing and help you create the life you want to be living.

In addition to Zoom, we are now providing phone-based check-ins to offer you greater flexibility or privacy, a break from screen time, or an opportunity to "walk and talk" while we meet! When you schedule a session, just choose the option you'd prefer.

To schedule a Wellness Check-In, select from the following links:

Todd Gibbs
Laura Beth (LB) White
Brian Bowden

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The challenges and opportunities that are present throughout the Dartmouth student experience can feel overwhelming at times. This has, perhaps, never been more true than right now, as we all adjust to the reality of living through a global pandemic while maintaining new levels of social distance. In the midst navigating all of these transitions while trying to keep your Dartmouth career on track, you may be confronting deep questions and feeling a lot of different things, and that's where wellness check-ins can help.

What happens during a wellness check-in?

During these one-on-one sessions, you get a chance to talk out all of the things you've been carrying in your head or on your heart with a trained listener who can provide a source of non-judgmental support. While these conversations can vary greatly in terms of what we discuss, our goal is to listen carefully and work with you to navigate the different transitions you're facing and take steps toward making the most of this period of your life.

What can I expect?

Wellness check-in sessions are offered via Zoom, and typically last about 45 minutes. During our meetings, we take the time to get to know you and explore your situation and intentions. While some students find that one session meets their needs, we are also glad to set up further meetings if there is more to discuss or explore. These meetings can be regular or more sporadic – whatever works best for your schedule. We can also connect you with different campus resources if other offices might be helpful for your needs.

  • Please note: Wellness check-ins are not intended as a substitute for therapy or pastoral counseling. Our staff members offer check-ins as a non-clinical, private resource, which means we cannot provide the same level of confidentiality as our colleagues at the Counseling Center or the Tucker Center.

Is a wellness check-in right for me?  

Students often make use of these sessions without a specific challenge or concern in mind as it can often be useful to have an open conversation where you can discuss whatever may be going on in your life. Some of the subjects that frequently come up during check-in sessions include:

  • adjusting to life circumstances,
  • academic challenges,
  • exploring aspects of your identity,
  • relationships,
  • making tough decisions,
  • identifying sources of meaning and purpose,
  • developing a sense of belonging,
  • creating balance or positive self-care practices,
  • AND literally many, many other topics – if it matters to you, it matters to us!

 How do I make an appointment?

To schedule a wellness check-in, select one of the staff members above or email the
Student Wellness Center.