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.
Student Counseling Offering
In-person and Telehealth Appointments!
Individual, couples, and psychiatry appointments will be available in-person or by telehealth this fall! Groups will remain by telehealth for everyone’s health and safety. Make your first appointment by calling 865-974-2196.
Learn More About Our Services
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or concerned about the mental health of another student, you can 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
Please call to schedule your first appointment! We will offer our Brief Assessment by telehealth this fall, and then talk with you about in-person or telehealth options going forward. SCC offers individual, couples, and group therapy, and psychiatry.
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.
Attend our most popular workshops on demand! Wellness Workshops cover several wellness and mental health topics — check it out!
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.