Counseling Services

Counseling Services on Campus

Bryan College Counseling Services (BCCS) is a resource for Bryan College Residential students who are currently enrolled in either Fall or Spring semester courses.

BCCS provides professional, short-term care that promotes students to reach their academic goals, enhance their emotional resilience, and improve their interpersonal relationships. BCCS emphasizes soul care, which is a holistic approach to helping others find healing and restoration, with a particular focus on the interior life and growth in Christ.

BCCS also provides appropriate referrals for students not eligible for counseling services or for mental issues outside of BCCS’s Scope of Practice.

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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.

Services Offered

The mission statement of BCCS is to provide mental health counseling services to residential students. Counseling Services provides counseling at no extra cost to the Health Service Fee that is paid at the beginning of the semester by every student. BCCS offers the following services:

  • Individual
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Workshops for teams/groups

To request one or more of these services, please click Request Services. You will be directed to complete an online request form. A BCCS staff member will contact you later to follow up on your request.

***If a mental health emergency should arise during business hours and an immediate response is needed, BCCS staff can assist students in contacting appropriate emergency services. BCCS is located at 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.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please click the Request Services button above, to fill out a request form. The information on this form will be kept confidential among BCCS staff. After completing this form, you will be contacted by one of our counselors in regard to scheduling an appointment.

Location: 3rd floor of Latimer (L300)
Hours of Operation: M-F:8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 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.

***If a mental health emergency should arise during business hours and an immediate response is needed, BCCS staff can assist students in contacting appropriate emergency services. BCCS is located at 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.

Resources

There are many tools and resources available to help promote mental and emotional well-being. Some students may use these without having to schedule an appointment with a counselor. Below are some of the resources BCCS has gathered.

Anxiety:

Depression and Mood:

Eating:

Grief:

Mental and Emotional Health:

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

Pornography:

Relationship Skills:

Self-Harm:

Sleep:

Stress and Self-Care:

Substance Use:

Suicide Prevention:

  • Suicide Hotline Number: 988
  • Crisis Hotline Number: Text HOME to 741741

Trauma and Abuse:

Since BCCS is not open during the Spring Break/Semester Break/Summer breaks, the following resources are available.

For emotional support before or between appointments, or during breaks, call a Warm Line for Support:

StateWarmline NamePhone NumberHours of OperationService Area
TennesseeCrisis Line(615) 244-744424/7National
TennesseeContact Care Line(865) 584-4424Daily, 10am-10pmNational
TennesseeMHA of East TN(865) 584-9125M-F 8:30am-5pmTennessee
TennesseeContact Ministries(423) 926-014424/7Tennessee

If uninsured or low-income, find out if you qualify for TN’s SafetyNet Program

Contact your health insurance and ask for a list of counselors in your network.

American Association of Christian Counselors webpage to find a therapist who can meet virtually or in person.

Elbowtree Counseling Center (Chattanooga)

Fast Pace Behavioral (Multiple locations in TN including Dayton)

Global Counseling Network

Henegar Counseling Center

Rhea Mental Health Center

Roots Counseling Center

Psychology Today’s Therapist Finder (allows you to search for the type of therapist/type of treatment)

The Transformation Center (Multiple Locations)

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