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.
Student Health Services Building Mask Policy
In accordance with current CDC guidance for universal source control in healthcare facilities, facial coverings remain required within the Student Health Services Building regardless of one’s COVID-19 immunization status.
A facial covering must be worn anytime you are entering/visiting the Student Health Services Building, including the Student Health Center, Student Counseling Center, and/or Center for Health Education and Wellness.
Telecounseling and Psychiatry Services Available
Individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as mental health workshops, will be offered through a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom videoconferencing software. Appointments can be made by calling 865-974-2196 or in-person at the Student Health Center.
Learn More About Our Services
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.
Booking an Appointment
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) will be fully operational for 2020-2021 providing all services remotely through a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom videoconferencing software. We will provide individual, couples, and group counseling along with various workshops promoting mindfulness and other skills for sustaining mental health.
To promote the health and safety of students and staff, the SCC will not offer drop-in services for the forseeable future. Students seeking our services should call our main number (865-974-2196) to arrange a brief assessment by videoconference or phone.
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 we will make a plan to meet with you.
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 longer 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. You can also access the UT EAP (Employee Assistance Program) through HERE4TN.
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.