We at the ETSU Counseling Center view diversity as including all of the various identities
and characteristics that make us unique individuals. We recognize and acknowledge
the impact of stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, oppression, power and privilege.
Our commitment to our campus community is to embrace and celebrate diversity in all
its richness and to provide a safe space that is both welcoming and affirming as an
important piece of providing culturally competent services.
Services Available To Students Spring 2021:
ONGOING COUNSELING SERVICES
AVAILABLE BY PHONE/VIDEO CHAT VIA ZOOM
The Counseling Center is currently providing telehealth services to students (phone or zoom). We encourage all students to inquire about services via phone (423)439-3333 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If any students, faculty, or staff do come into the counseling center space for any reason, we require you to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
Senior staff will also be available to provide consultation to help you find local resources (if a student is still residing outside of TN) and, of course, our 24/7/365 telephone mental health helpline BucsPress2 (423-439-4841, press “2”) will remain an option for all students.
Rapid Service Options:
Single Session Therapy
Do you think you need to meet with a counselor just one time? Try our Single-Session Counseling service! Single Sessions are offered during Monday through Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 and 2:00 - 3:30. These are one hour sessions with one of our senior staff clinicians, with a focus on resolving a singular issue or concern. Call our front desk (423)439-3333 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment!
Let's Talk is an informal drop-in service available to students who would like to engage in a brief, problem-solving approach with one of our clinicians. The program offers free, friendly drop-in sessions with counselor consultants from the ETSU Counseling Center, at locations around campus. “Let’s Talk” isn’t formal counseling or mental health treatment. It’s a chance to briefly share what’s on your mind, find support, and get recommendations. No topic is off-limits!
BucsPress2 is a 24-hour mental health help line for ETSU Students. It provides FREE, confidential crisis counseling over the phone. It is staffed 24/7/365 by counseling professionals under contract with The Counseling Center. Call 423-439-4841 (press 2) to talk to someone now!
We cannot provide ongoing telehealth services to students not in Tennessee because of legal (license) issues. Students who are NOT in Tennessee are urged to seek services close to home. We are able to provide brief phone consults to help connect you with local resources in your area. Please call 423-439-3333 or call Bucs Press 2.
You MUST fill out the consent form for Telemental Health before your scheduled Telemental Health appointment. CLICK BELOW TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE CONSENT FORM. You will need to use your ETSU login (NOT including @etsu.edu) and password.
Follow us on Social Media @etsucounselingcenter to stay connected and learn helpful coping & self-care tips!
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOUR TELEMENTAL HEALTH APPOINTMENT:
Are you in the state of Tennessee?
Do you have a private space to talk?
If you are interested in video conferencing via Zoom do you have a webcam and secure wifi?
Did you fill out your Telemental Health consent form? See above for form
If you are in crisis or experiencing a life-threatening emergency please call 911. If you are experiencing a NON-life-threatening emotional crisis and wish to speak
to a licensed counselor, you may choose to access BUCSPress2, our 24-hour Mental
Health Helpline by dialing (423) 439-4841 and “pressing 2” when prompted.
The Counseling Center supports social justice, diversity and inclusion. We are dismayed by the recent and ongoing race based violent tragedies. We recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African-American community. We know the effects that prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination have on mental health and wellbeing. The color of your skin should never take away from your safety. We are committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by these trauma inducing events. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or an ETSU student you know) would like support with coping and healing.
African-American and Black Specific Mental Health Resources: