Counseling Services

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, promote spiritual growth and the health of interpersonal relationships.

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.

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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Request an Appointment

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.

Email: rachel.pacurari@bryan.edu
Phone: 423.775.7513

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Rachel Pacurari is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Rachel has a strong emphasis on soul care and providing a safe, caring space for students to work through difficult times and feel more empowered to live more abundantly. She provides a steady, empathetic presence for her clients to explore the depths of their soul and begin to hope again. Rachel utilizes multiple therapeutic approaches, depending on the needs of students, including replacement therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, brief-solution focused therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and EMDR. Rachel, a Bryan psychology graduate (2012), returned to the hill three years ago to work in the counseling center after the completion of a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Jenna Eastwood has a deep love for both the mind, body and spirit, which drives her passion to integrate and share a holistic approach to counseling. She is intentional about creating a safe place to pursue healing while assisting student in meeting their therapeutic goals. When experiencing overwhelming pain, a struggle that seems hopeless or seeking spiritual direction, Jenna would like to walk with you through this season. She is passionate about the empowerment, freedom and hope that counseling can provide. In achieving this, she is trained in several approaches (i.e. cognitive behavioral therapy, replacement therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, EMDR, etc.) in hopes to best support student’s need. In 2017, Jenna graduated from Liberty University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. She is now pursuing licensure in the state of Tennessee.

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Nathan Harris is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP). He has a variety experience working in community mental health settings, addressing issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, obsessive behaviors, past traumatic experiences, and self-worth. He utilizes a family systems, interpersonal approach to therapy to help his clients reach their therapeutic goals. He is excited to be back at Bryan, working in the field he loves.

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Emergency Statement

If an emergency situation should arise and an immediate response is needed Counseling Services staff can assist students in contacting appropriate emergency services. If it is after regular business hours or a counselor is unavailable: please call 911, contact your Resident Assistant or Resident Director, or call the RD on Duty number at 423.521.5454.