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Students receive counseling

Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center provides free counseling and support services to students 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. It's confidential and at your own pace.

The reasons people seek counseling are as varied as people themselves. Seeking help through the University Counseling Center does not imply weakness.  Students coming into the Center are usually pursuing more effective and rewarding lives by confronting personal problems, relationship needs, career questions, or skill development issues. 

People seek counseling because they are struggling with issues that affect the way they feel or inhibit their ability to go about their daily lives. Over time, these issues can interfere with relationships, affect school or work, create changes in appetite and sleep, and even create stronger feelings of anxiety, depression or stress. Contact us for help if any of these issues are troubling you. Learn more below.

Common Counseling Topics

Request an Initial Appointment

The reasons people seek counseling are as varied as people themselves.  Seeking help through the University Counseling Center does not imply weakness.  Students coming into the Center are usually pursuing more effective and rewarding lives by confronting personal problems, relationship needs, career questions, or skill development issues.

Current Students and Employees

Counseling services are provided at no cost to University students and employees in most cases. Costs on certain exceptions are located on our site. In order to request an appointment, use the request for initial appointment form. We will respond within one business day when possible.

Request Appointment

Alumni

Access to our full range of counseling services is available to currently enrolled University students only. Alumni or faculty and staff in need of referral recommendations for other counseling services review our referral information.

How to prepare for your first visit

Prep Your Paperwork

Thank you for choosing the Lipscomb University Counseling Center. Before we can begin this journey together, you'll need to review the forms listed below. Please print, complete and bring them to your first session or you may arrive 15 minutes prior to your first session to fill out the forms in person.

Intake Form Assessment 

 

Our first priority

If you have never been to a counseling session, the prospect of setting your first appointment may be intimidating or overwhelming. It’s completely normal to feel that way. Rest assured our first priority is to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and welcomed.

Meet With Your Counselor

You will meet with your counselor, who will take the time to get to know you and understand what brings you into counseling. Remember, there is no issue to small or too big to prevent you from seeking counseling. Your counselor will explore ways in which he or she may be able to help.
 

Determine Next Steps

At the end of the initial meeting, you and your counselor will determine the best next course of action.

What you should know