COUNSELING SERVICES


Tusculum University provides enrolled students the opportunity to meet with a professional counselor in a confidential atmosphere at no cost to the student.

Counseling Services may help students learn to deal proactively, safely, and successfully with some common issues such as:

  • Coping with stress
  • Dealing with trauma such as intimate partner violence, abuse or assault
  • Substance use
  • Improving mood to decrease depression
  • Ways to manage anxiety
  • Coping with grief
  • Adjustment to college
  • Improving relationships
  • Improving mental and behavioral wellness

What about confidentiality?

Because the nature of counseling is sensitive and personal, all counseling services are confidential; however, due to the law, the counselor is required to breach confidentiality if the client discloses a desire to harm to his/her self or others.

Ready to start counseling?

Enrolled students may request an initial appointment confidentially by using the following link: https://my.tusculum.edu/forms/request-for-services/

Students who are ready to start counseling may complete the Request for Services form for Counseling found here:  Revised Request for Services_Counseling. Students may bring the completed form to their first appointment or email  it to counselingandadaservices@tusculum.edu.

More about Counseling Services…

Counseling services may include individual and group counseling. Students who receive individual and group counseling services are granted up to 8 sessions per semester and no more than 16 appointments in an academic year for a combined total of 32 individual and group sessions.  Student may participate in two educational groups per academic year.  Students who need  long-term counseling services or medication management will receive referral information to community mental health agencies and other resources.

 Individual Counseling

Individual counseling (sometimes called “therapy”) is a process through which students work one-on-one with a counselor. Students can explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through  memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. Individual counseling is designed to assist the student in learning coping skills that will help him/her function positively in the academic environment.

Group Counseling

Group counseling is a process through which a small group of people (generally six to ten) meet face-to-face with a trained group counselor to talk about a particular issue with which all of them is struggling. Topics may  grief/loss, stress management, spiritual growth, academic pressures, living with chronic depression or anxiety, recovering from a challenging childhood etc. Group counseling includes the expressive arts of personal history drama and praise dance.

Educational Groups

An educational group in counseling is a type of group counseling. A small group of people meet face-to-face with a trained group counselor to explore and develop skills around a particular topic in which all of them would like to learn. The goal of the group is to provide a structured environment to practice and process new ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling about the topic and its application in participants’ daily lives.