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
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Problems
  • Roommate Challenges
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Pre-engagement Counseling
  • Addictions

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 50 to 60 minutes and typically occurs one time a week.

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