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

CCAMPIS
Drug and Alcohol Prevention 
Suicide Prevention and Awareness 
HOPE
Sexual Violence

Staff

Denise Walker, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor/MHSP
dpwalker@northeaststate.edu

Kathy Albright, Secretary
kralbright@northeaststate.edu

 Kenneth Knight, Peer Recovery Coach
kmknight@NortheastState.edu

Karlee Strahorn, MSW Graduate Intern
kstrahorn@NortheastState.edu


Office Hours

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

423.354.2587

Appointments 

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

Email Counseling@NortheastState.edu

Click to Submit a Student Referral