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- Services We Offer
Students can be seen by a counselor for 45-50 minutes to assess current presenting issues and needs, and explore how to best meet those needs. Sessions will follow the brief, solution-focused model of care. Students can expect to leave these sessions with new skills and tools to improve their mental health, as well as resources for follow-up care.
Counseling sessions are offered both in person, and via HIPAA compliant Zoom, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time, and paperwork given must be completed prior to the appointment time. If you are seeking more immediate services, please see below for our rapid support services.
The Counseling Center offers various group services that students can utilize. Some groups remain open throughout the semester, while others my reach capacity at times in the semester. To learn more about our group offerings, as well as others on campus, please visit our Groups Page.
Need Something Soon? Rapid Service Options
Single Session TherapyDo 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 TalkLet'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 counselors. “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 24/7 HelplineBucsPress2 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!
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.
Things to think about if you choose Telehealth:
- 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
* 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.
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.
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: