Counseling Services

The Counseling Center, which is located on the lower level of Elam Hall, provides free counseling and support services to students, as well as faculty and staff, who want to discuss personal or psychological concerns with a professional counseling staff. We’re here to help you with any problems or issues—academic, career, personal, social or spiritual—and we do so confidentially and at your own pace.

Who's Eligible?

Lipscomb University offers a variety of counseling services provided by licensed professional counselors and marital and family therapists for students.

Access to our full range of counseling services is available to currently enrolled University students and employees only.

Students and employees receive priority scheduling; alumni may be accommodated when therapists’ schedules permit.  In such cases, counseling services for alumni are normally limited to career counseling and pre-marital counseling.

Alumni in need of other counseling services can click here for referral recommendations.

Confidentiality

The University Counseling Center adheres to very strict confidentiality standards. Any information provided is strictly confidential (exceptions required of all counseling professions include life-threatening situations and cases of suspected child or elderly abuse). Counseling records are not part of the student's educational record. Only the counselor has access to his or her counseling records.

Location

The University Counseling Center is located in the lower level of Elam Hall.

Hours

Normal operating hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  However, the University Counseling Center is open until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, except during the summer.

Appointments

Click here to schedule an appointment.

After Hours/Emergency

If you need assistance during hours when the Lipscomb University Counseling Center is closed, you may talk to your Head Resident, Resident Assistant, or call Campus Security and Safety at 615.966.7600. Call 911 if it is an emergency and you are unable to reach Campus Safety.

The Crisis Intervention Center, 615.244.7444, can be reached at any time to talk with you and advise you on urgent emotional concerns. If you have seen or are seeing a counselor in the Lipscomb University Counseling Center, he or she will have talked with you about after-hours counseling needs—follow their recommendation.

Counseling Center Staff

Click here for a list of University Counseling Center staff.

Cost

Counseling services are provided at no cost to University students and employees in most cases.  Exceptions include:

  • FOCCUS assessment (for pre-marital counseling)
    $25 per couple
  • Myers-Briggs (for career counseling and pre-marital counseling)
    Free to current University students and employees; $25 for alumni
  • Strong Interest Inventory (for career counseling)
    $10 for current University students and employees; $25 for alumni.