Counseling Services

Counseling Services on Campus

Bryan College Counseling Services provides confidential individual counseling and support groups, as well as referrals for off-campus mental health services.

The focus is to further enhance Bryan College’s Christian community by providing professional, short-term care that promotes the students to reach their educational goals, enhances emotional well-being, and promotes spiritual growth and the health of interpersonal relationships. Our desire is to help students thrive academically through addressing holistic health in areas related to their emotions, thoughts, physical bodies, relationships, and spirituality.

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Our counseling has an emphasis on soul care which is a holistic approach to helping others find healing and restoration, with particular emphasis on the interior life and growth in Christ.

Appointments

Occasionally a student will face personal or life issues that call for more involved assistance. The counseling staff is here to provide confidential individual counseling, support groups, and referrals. To set an appointment for counseling with the Bryan College Counseling Services fill out the Inquiry for Counseling form below.

Location: 3rd floor of Latimer (L300)
Hours of Operation: M-F: 8:30 am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Direct counseling services are available from the first day of classes to the last day of each semester.
  • Counseling Services is closed after spring graduation until the start of the fall semester, as well as selected school holidays.

Bryan College Counseling Services is currently closed for the summer break.

If a mental health emergency should arise during business hours and immediate response is needed, Counseling Services staff can assist students in contacting appropriate emergency services. Counseling Services is located in Latimer 300 and our office number is 423.775.7450. If it is after regular business hours or a counselor is unavailable: please call the Bryan College Urgent Response number at 423.521.5454 for non-life-threatening emergencies. If there is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

State Warmline Contact Information:

  • Call a Warm Line for Support
  • TN Crisis Line (615) 244-7444 24/7 National
  • TN Contact Care Line (865) 584-4424 Daily, 10am-10pm National
  • TN MHA of East TN (865) 584-9125 M-F 8:30 am-5 pm Tennessee
  • TN Contact Ministries (423) 926-0144 24/7 Tennessee

Find a therapist outside of Bryan:

  • Psychology Today’s website – use the Therapist Finder feature to search for the type of therapy, gender, the faith of the therapist, insurance, or other features)
  • Talk Space – an online platform for therapy

Join a support group in person or online: (some studies show group therapy can be more effective than individual therapy!)

Try one of the following self-help resources:

Remember: If you find yourself in a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

Support is also available 24/7 if you are experiencing overwhelming emotions or suicidal thoughts by calling the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text “Talk” to 741741 or the Tennessee Crisis Response Line at 800-704-2651.

For more immediate assistance during business hours, call 423.775.7450.

For mental health emergencies after hours, contact The National Suicide Hotline at 1.800.273.8255. For medical emergencies after hours, contact 911.

Meet the Counseling Staff

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