Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides a welcoming and safe place for students.  We know college is a place of transition.  Whether a one-time visit or short-term coaching and counseling over several weeks, staff have a desire to listen to students empathetically, and provide students encouragement and support. Students are assured confidentiality. 

A peer recovery coach will provide support to students dealing with drug addiction, alcoholism, and mental health.  Personal counseling is provided by a licensed professional counselor or a master’s level social work graduate student.  All services are free for students. 

Coaching and counseling provide the opportunity for students to:

  • Focus on one’s mental well-being
  • Work through past struggles, loses, and current challenges. 
  • Set goals
  • Develop new habits and/or attitudes

At times, students are referred to community mental health agencies or support services in order for them to be better served.

Learn More About the Counseling Process - Telehealth now Available! 

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, reach out NOW!

Free Help Tools

Free Apps (excel will have apps and information)  

Helpful Links

Drug and Alcohol Prevention 
Suicide Prevention and Awareness 
Sexual Violence


Denise Walker, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor/MHSP

Kathy Albright, Secretary

 Kenneth Knight, Peer Recovery Coach

Karlee Strahorn, MSW Graduate Intern

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Office Room C2101, General Studies, Blountville



Appointments are available on all campuses by appointment.
Telehealth services are also available. 


Click to Submit a Student Referral