Northeast State recognizes that college students need a safe, confidential, and supportive place where they can talk to someone at times, college can feel overwhelming and become stressful as it presents new opportunities and challenges. Many students experience relationship problems, become anxious, depressed, or need help balancing work and/or families with their college studies. Counseling Services can provide support to students, as well as encourage students to develop healthy and positive behaviors that will help them achieve their academic goals.
Counseling Services provides assessment, referral, and free, short-term counseling on the Blountville campus. Counseling may be provided by a master's level graduate student working as a counseling intern or a full-time staff member with a master's degree in counseling. Counselors will help students identify and move toward their counseling goals. Some students may be referred to mental health agencies or other community resources when appropriate.
Counseling is available by appointment Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Stop by A205 in the Student Services Building
Denise Walker, M.S. Director/Counselor
Kathy Albright, Secretary
The information shared in the counseling session is confidential and will not be released to any other person or agency without the client's written consent except in certain situations. The counselor is required by law to release information to appropriate persons in the following instances:
- If the counselor has knowledge of threats of bodily harm or death to another person,
- If there is a threat of harm to self, such as suicide,
- If there are clear suspicions of child abuse, abuse of people with disabilities, or elder abuse, and
- If records are mandated by a court.
Need to talk to someone after hours?
- 2-1-1 for local support
- 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELING
Area centers provide volunteers who are ready to listen 15 hours a day, 365 days a year to people who are calling for a variety of reasons. They might be abuse situations, loneliness, depression, needing temporary financial assistance, requiring medical direction, or support group information. If needed, callers may receive crisis intervention or a daily reassurance call.
Contact Concern for Hawkins, Johnson, and Sullivan Counties 2-1-1 or 423.246.2273
Contact Ministries for Carter, Unicoi and Washington Counties 423.926.0144
Crisis Center for Bristol TN and Bristol VA 276.466.2312
||Alcohol and Drug Counseling
|Abuse Alternatives, Bristol: 423.764.ABUSE (2287)
Safe House, Kingsport: 423.246.2273
Safe Haven, Mountain City: 423.727.1914
Safe Passage, Johnson City: 423.926.7233