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Counseling Services

Why do students seek counseling services?

Student Counseling Center services are a confidential process designed to help you address your concerns, make better decisions, learn effective coping strategies, improve your personal skills and acquire a better awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions. While in counseling, you may also examine beliefs and ways of thinking about the world, reflect on patterns of behavior, increase personal confidence, and become more aware of the needs of others. Most students find only a few sessions are needed to address their concerns. If longer term counseling is needed, your therapist will discuss this with you.

First Contact with SCC

Accessing any of our services begins with Brief Assessment session with a therapist to help you get started and/or consider which services are most suitable. A Brief Assessment can be set up calling 865-974-2196. You will be sent information on how to prepare for your appointment and a link to our electronic forms.  Please complete your forms the day of your appointment, and the clinician will review them before your appointment.

The consultation with the clinician will focus on your needs, and how the SCC can best assist you.  This may be group, a skills-based workshop, individual or couples therapy, or other services which may be beneficial.  The Brief Assessment clinician may recommend additional services such as psychiatric services, or referral to other services on campus or in the community.

Our Services

Staff members provide a variety of services for students, faculty and staff. Presenting problems range from mild situational stresses to acute psychiatric conditions and chronic dysfunctions.  Please choose any of the topics below to get more information.

Group Therapy

Individual Therapy

Couples Counseling

Urgent Care/Crisis Services

Community Intervention (Outreach)

Referral to Off Campus Providers


Information about Emotional Support Animals