Course Information

Intro to Counseling Helpful Skills (BEHL 285)

Term: 2022-2023 - SPRING


Lory B Hellman

Because this is an online course, office hours are by appointment. I usually am free between 1-3 on Friday afternoons, however we can set up something on other days of the week as well. I work full time, but will check my UJ email periodically throughout the day and respond in a timely manner. If you would like to meet over zoom, please email me and we can schedule a meeting. All times will be in Central Time.



My name is Lory Hellman LPCC-S, CCMHC. I am a mental health counselor in Bismarck, ND. I currently have a practice called Beacon Counseling Services PLLC that I own with three other people in Bismarck. Prior to that, I worked at West Central Human Service Center for 13 years. My first role was intensive in-home family therapy. After about 5 years I moved to the outpatient therapy unit and provided individual therapy and group therapy to clients of all ages. I have been working as a mental health counselor for 14 years.

I have been married for almost 13 years, and we have two amazing kids! Liam is 11 and Allyson is 8. I enjoy reading, swimming, and anything outdoors in the summer. My happy place is Cocoa Beach in Florida.




This course provides an overview of foundational counseling theories, as well as an introduction to counseling techniques, the therapeutic relationship, and the general counseling process. Particular emphasis will be placed on helping skills.