As a branch of the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service, Counseling Services endeavors to equip and encourage men and women associated with Trevecca Nazarene University toward greater personal and community health. In keeping with the college mission, Counseling Services fulfills a vital role in developing campus community members’ God-given potentials by providing a broad range of professional psychological and career services. Integrating psychological practice with Christ-Centered principles, we seek to support the academic process of Trevecca Nazarene University students. Believing that the student and campus community reciprocally influence one another, we aspire to enhance the holistic well-being of the entire campus community through intentional support and challenge for the purpose of developing students psychologically, vocationally, socially, academically, and physically.
Counseling services are available for currently enrolled students and are free of charge for the first six sessions, and $5 for each session following. Such services as individual therapy, couples therapy, and pre-marital therapy are available.
Location & Services
The Counseling Center is located in the Smith House located behind Georgia Hall and across from the university clinic and is available for all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Typical office hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM and counselors are available for late afternoon and evening appointments as well.
Common Issues Presented in Therapy
- Grief or trauma
- Relationship Difficulties
- Family Problems
- Roommate Challenges
- Premarital Counseling
- Pre-engagement Counseling
What to Expect
All counseling sessions and communication with your counselor will be confidential. This means that RAs, RDs, professors, coaches, friends, family, or parents will not have access to your counseling records and will not be informed that you are in counseling.
The first counseling session will include brief paperwork, orientation to counseling, and a conversation about your current concerns. Your counselor will also want to obtain some family history and any history of struggles you may have had in the past.
Follow-up counseling sessions between you and your counselor will include skills for managing difficulties, conversations about ways to improve your life, as well as identifying ways to improve interactions with others. The nature of your conversations will depend on your presenting concerns. The counseling session typically lasts 45 to 50 minutes and typically occurs one time a week.
- Information about mental health for college populations
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Resources and information for college students, including self-assessments
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Suicide and emotional distress prevention for college populations
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
- Grief Recovery Institute
- To Write Love on Her Arms, non-profit movement that offers hope for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide
- Support to college students grieving the loss of a loved one while trying to navigate through school
- A biblically based addiction recovery program developed by Saddleback Church
- Suicide prevention resources
- Trevecca students should contact the Counseling Center if counseling services are needed.