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About the Counseling Center


The UT Student Counseling Center (SCC), a department within the Division of Student Life, is the university’s primary facility for individual counseling, group counseling, and outreach.

The SCC is a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work. Staff relations are friendly and informal, though balanced by an atmosphere of serious professional concern for students, trainees, and fellow staff.

Commitment to Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity: Each staff member is committed to providing assistance that is culturally-sensitive and affirming to our diverse clientele, which includes students of color, international students, LGBTQIA+ students, students of all genders and expressions, veterans, students of all religious/spiritual beliefs and practices, disabled students, and students from any socioeconomic background.


Staff members provide a variety of services for students, faculty, and staff. Presenting concerns range from mild situational stresses to acute psychiatric symptoms and chronic mental health concerns.

Services available to students include crisis intervention, brief assessments/triage, case management, psychiatry, individual therapy, group therapy, and outreach. The Student Health Center (medical care), Mental Health Clinic (psychiatric care), and the Student Counseling Center are located in the same building. Individual services are provided within a brief model of care; group therapy services are available long-term.

Student Counseling Center Facility

The 109,242-square-foot facility houses the Student Health Center on the first floor and the Student Counseling Center, along with the psychiatric staff, on the second floor. The facility includes private offices for all senior staff members, interns and practicum students, a spacious reception and waiting room area, conference rooms, group rooms and much more. Each intern office is equipped with a personal laptop, two desktop monitors, furniture, and a centralized video recording system.


The University of Tennessee Student Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). The Internship Training Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Our next APA site visit is scheduled for 2025.