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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.

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, losses, 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.

Mental Health Emergencies

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

  • Text TN to 741741
  • Call 1-800-273-8255
  • Depression Hotline - 1888-273-5174
  • Local crisis 1-877-928-9062
  • Turning Point, 24/7 Walk-In Crisis Center - 1-877-928-9062
  • Self-Harm Hotline - 1-877-455-0628
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • TREVOR Crisis Hotline - 1-866-488-7386

Counseling Videos

Understanding our #B4Stage4 Philosophy

Say Yes to Preventive Healthcare

Email for questions


  • Denise Walker, M.S.
    Licensed Professional Counselor/MHSP
    Dean of Student Services
    423.323.0211 Ext. 3211
    Room C2101A, General Studies

  • Lurelle McKay, M.A.
    Licensed Professional Counselor/MHSP
    423.354.5308  Ext. 5550
    Room C2101B, General Studies

  • Amy Weber, DBH, MPH
    Health Educator
    423.354.5290  Ext.3720
    Room 2309, General Studies

  • Windy Wolfe
    Administrative Assistant
    423.354.2587 Ext. 3287
    Room C2101, General Studies 

Contact Information

  • 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.


  • The Counseling offices are located in building C on the Blountville campus.

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.