The Student Counseling Center is the university’s primary facility for personal counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health outreach and consultation services.
Our mission is to promote the psychological, educational, and social well-being of the students of the University of Tennessee and to help prepare them to be productive members of a global society.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or concerned about the mental health of another student, you can now reach a crisis-trained professional after regular business hours by dialing (865) 974-HELP (4357).
If there is an immediate risk to the safety of self or others, please dial 911.
Book an Appointment
To get started using the Student Counseling Center, either call to set up an appointment by dialing (865) 974-2196 or stop in during business hours to make the appointment. During your first visit, you’ll participate in a brief assessment to help you get started and/or figure out which services are most suitable to you. Depending on that assessment, you may be referred to group or individual therapy, workshops, or some other service.
Therapy Assistance Online is a platform of tools and educational modules to help you learn about and change how you think and feel. These modules are designed to help you have a better understanding of your personal experiences and equip you with strategies to aid you in feeling less anxious today and as you go forward in your life.
If you have an urgent need to be seen or are in crisis, call us and ask about the best time to come in that day.
The UT Student Counseling Center is committed to reaching out to all UT students, faculty and staff. We work together with a variety of campus departments, offices and organizations to address the mental health needs of the entire campus community through psychoeducational presentations.
Services for Faculty and Staff
Community providers are more likely to be able to provide long term, uninterrupted service. Our community has great therapy and psychiatry providers and the Student Counseling Center has provided an easy way to access community providers.
The University of Tennessee has established a plan for suicide prevention and intervention. Please review our plan, which includes campus and community resources.
As one part of the UTK Suicide Prevention Plan, we offer Ask Listen Refer, a free 20 minute online program that provides tools for intervening with a person considering suicide. It is available for all students, faculty, and staff, and teaches how to:
- identify people at risk for suicide
- recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide
- respond to and get help for people at risk
Caring for All Vols
The Student Counseling Center is committed to providing high-quality care and services to all UT students. Regardless of your race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, physical ability, personal creeds or spiritual beliefs, national origin, or socioeconomic status, we pledge to create an affirming and welcoming environment. We achieve this by providing culturally responsive counseling services, specialized training for our staff, participation in community events that promote diversity and inclusion, and exemplifying a welcoming, compassionate presence within the Volunteer community.