Meet the Counselors

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Steven Martel

Program Chair/Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Steven Martel is a licensed clinical psychologist and Chair of the Counseling Department. He holds a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Seattle (AUS) where he focused on sexuality and multicultural issues. He also holds a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from AUS, a B.S. degree in psychology from Western Oregon …more about Steven Martel


Belle Nishioka

Belle Nishioka

Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Born and raised in Seattle, Belle Nishioka earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs/Japanese Language from the University of Puget Sound. She is thrilled to be able to pursue her passion of supporting students in their pursuit of their academic and …more about Belle Nishioka


Harlan Lee

Harlan Lee

Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Harlan’s career in higher education began in 1991 as an academic advisor in a TRIO program. Since that time he has worked in multiple departments at three different colleges in a variety of positions such as a program coordinator, transfer specialist, faculty counselor, and department chair. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rowan University, …more about Harlan Lee


Katherine Colles

Katherine Colles

Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Helping students achieve their personal, academic, and career goals is a privilege, which I am honored to do through my work with the BC Counseling Center. My clinical interests include multicultural identity development, relationship issues, academic and career development, depression, stress and anxiety management, first generation or undocumented concerns, trauma, and cultural adjustment. I have …more about Katherine Colles


Ron Taplin

Ron Taplin

Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Ron Taplin, a native of Seattle,  joined the Administrative staff of then Bellevue Community College in January of 1992 and served as a Associate Dean for 12 years. He joined the Counseling staff in 2006. He received his BA (Sociology) from WSU in 1972 and the M. Ed. in 1973 from Idaho State University. Ten years later he …more about Ron Taplin


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Timothy Burdick

PT Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) in 2013; specializing in spirituality, religion and social-ethics. I hold a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University (1996), and am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and a Chemical Dependency Professional in Washington State. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor through …more about Timothy Burdick


Yu-ting Su

PT Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Yu-ting was born and grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. She attended National Chengchi University in Taiwan where she obtained her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She then worked at the Counseling Services of National Chengchi University for two years before she decided to study abroad. She obtained her Ph.D. in …more about Yu-ting Su


Beth Luzzi

Beth Luzzi (Extended leave until January 2016)

Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Beth holds a BA in History and Secondary Education from Muhlenberg College. After teaching 10th grade American history for two years she found an interest in helping students on a more  personal level. She moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her Masters degree in counseling at Seattle University and currently holds a MA Ed. in Counseling with …more about Beth Luzzi (Extended leave until January 2016)


Gaelyn Henkel

Gaelyn Henkel (Extended leave for 2014/2015)

PT Faculty/Counselor

Biography:

Gaelyn has been working at BC since 2006. She is actually a  former graduate of BC, transferring to WWU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. She continued her education at Mars Hill Graduate School where she completed her Master’s degree in Counseling. She teaches a variety of …more about Gaelyn Henkel (Extended leave for 2014/2015)