About

As a branch of the Center for Student Development, the Counseling Center strives to equip and encourage Trevecca students toward greater personal and community health. In keeping with the college mission, the Counseling Center fulfills a vital role in developing campus community by providing clinical mental health services to any student in need. The Counseling Center believes students and the campus community reciprocally influence one another. As such, we aspire to enhance the holistic well-being of the entire campus community through intentional support, and we aim to aid in the development of students - psychologically, vocationally, socially, academically, physically, and spiritually. 

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. 

Covid-19 Response

We realize with all that’s happened, having someone to talk to is important. Counseling sessions are currently being held via telehealth (for individuals residing in Tennessee) or through in-person masked sessions in the Smith House. 

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Location & Services

The Counseling Center is located in the Smith House, behind Georgia Hall and across from the University Clinic. Services are available for all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Typical office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., but counselors are available for late-afternoon and evening appointments as well. Please note that the Counseling Center has walk-in hours Monday-Friday at 3 p.m.

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 a counselor are 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; and identifying ways to improve your interactions with others. The nature of your conversations will depend on the concerns that you present. A counseling session typically lasts 50 to 60 minutes and occurs once a week.