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Getting Started

Booking an Appointment

Call our office to make an appointment.
865-974-2196.  You will make an appointment for the next available assessment appointment that meets your schedule. Following the call, you will get a confirmation email for your appointment.  The call and the email will point you toward our forms webpage/portal, where you will complete “Initial Assessment” forms PRIOR to your first appointment.

Your First Appointment and What to Expect

Your first appointment is called a Brief Assessment.  We can do this by phone, zoom, or in person.  As it is a brief appointment, most people prefer a telehealth mode. If you are seen by videoconference, you will receive a ZOOM link by email for the appointment. If by phone we will call you at the contact umber you provide. Make sure you have completed the web forms prior to your appointment (if you plan to do them directly before your appointment, allow at least 30 minutes). Connect to the Zoom sessions a few minutes early to make sure your tech is working.
The assessment appointment will take 15-25 minutes.  You and a clinician will discuss ongoing treatment needs and options.


Accessing Other Services

Additional Resources

These resources include how to help with anxiety, depression, anger, time management, and much more. 


NOTE: Email cannot be used to initiate or conduct therapeutic conversations. The Counseling Center does not communicate confidential information by email. Email is only used for scheduling purposes. If you are in an emergency situation please call the center or 865-974-HELP.