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 student of the University of Tennessee and to help prepare them to be productive members of society. We provide a variety of services for students, faculty, and staff.
Services for Students
- Brief Consultation Session
- Individual, Couples, Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Crisis Services
- Psychiatric Services
- Psychoeducational Workshops and Consultations
- Referrals to on- and off-campus mental health services
Services for Faculty and Staff
- Referrals to off-campus mental health services
- Outreach and consultations—we provide presentations, guest lectures, and workshops to students, faculty, and staff upon request.
NOTE: E-mail cannot be used to initiate therapeutic conversations. The Counseling Center does not communicate confidential information by e-mail. E-mail is only used for scheduling purposes. If you are in an emergency situation please call the center or stop by.
About the Recent Tragedy in Las Vegas
The mass casualty shooting in Las Vegas can leave us struggling to understand or make sense of such terrible events. We can experience many feelings, such as shock, anger, sadness, or numbness. Some people feel immediate emotional impact, and for others it may not impact them for days, or weeks. Some of you may have noticed that “old” grief feelings were re-activated by this or other events. Please know that all of these reactions are normal and we can each have many different emotions about the same event.
If you would like some additional information about coping and self care, please visit our self-help page. If you would like more information specifically on coping after mass shootings, visit here, here, and read about a disaster-specific telephone and text line here. If you are having feelings that are difficult for you to manage, or if after several days you have not been able to return to your regular routine (sleeping, eating, going to class, work, etc), please come and visit us at the Student Counseling Center.
Remember that when the Counseling Center is closed and you need to talk, you can call 974-HELP (865-974-4357) to speak with a mental health professional.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Vols help Vols!