Counseling Center

General Information

The Lee University Counseling Center (LUCC) has re-opened, with staff primarily working in-office. Therapy and other mental health services will resume on the first day of classes (January 12th).

We will begin the Spring 2021 semester (first 3-4 weeks) using telemental health (and other digital means) as our standard approach for provision of therapy as well as intake, psychiatric, and other services. This and our other re-opening policies have been developed in response to guidance from relevant sources including Lee University, relevant professional organizations, state and federal, etc. In rare exceptional cases, evaluated by pre-determined standards of necessity, in-person intervention may be offered. When providing in-person therapy/services, a variety of risk mitigation strategies will be required including but not limited to social distancing and the use of masks.

Please call LUCC at 423-614-8415 (rather than walking-in to the center) with any questions or if seeking to initiate therapy/services with us. In case of crisis, contact 9-1-1 or Crisis Response at (423) 634-8995. If you are seeking crisis-related services from LUCC, please call rather than walking-in.

LUCC intends to re-evaluate our current policies following the first 3-4 weeks of the semester, with hopes of expanding in-person services.

Due to COVID-19 changes, rather than following our typical intake procedure, please contact LUCC at 423-614-8415 or counseling@leeuniversity.edu and we would be glad to assist you.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Closed 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays (for Chapel)
  • Direct clinical services provided from the first day of classes through Reading Day of each semester
  • Closed the entire month of July and selected school holidays

The Lee University Counseling Center (LUCC) exists to provide professional and psychological services to support the holistic personal and emotional development of Lee University students. Caring and highly qualified therapists ensure a safe and confidential environment for all clients. All LUCC services are provided at no cost to qualified enrolled Lee University students. Students, faculty, and staff can find more resources on LUCC's Portico site.

The LUCC offers a wide range of mental health services, including:

Individual therapy Outreach, awareness, and prevention services
Group therapy Couples therapy
Referral to contract psychiatrist and/or psychiatric nurse practitioner (reserved exclusively for those involved in on-going counseling at the LUCC)
Faculty/staff consultation Referral to other specialists
Graduate intern training program Psycho-educational workshops

The LUCC is committed to offering confidential services addressing issues such as:

Anxiety Stress
Depression Identity-related issues
Traumatic Experiences Substance Concerns
Sexual Issues Homesickness
Grief and Loss Academic Challenges
Eating and Body Image Concerns Self-Esteem
Relationship Difficulties and many other mental health issues

Crisis Services

  • Available to all enrolled Lee University students regardless of their status at the Counseling Center.
  • We define crisis as:  Experiencing thoughts of harming self or others with immediate concern of acting on these thoughts.
  • If you feel you are in crisis based upon the above definition at any point in time, please consider coming to LUCC to meet with one of our staff members.
  • Our preference is for students to come during our walk-in hours (see below for walk-in days/times); however if you are not available during our walk-in hours, please contact LUCC by phone or come to our building during our open office hours so we can assist you
  • Crisis Walk-In hours are as follows:
    • Monday:  2:00-3:00pm
    • Tuesday:  1:00-2:30pm
    • Thursday:  8:30-10:00am
    • Friday:  10:00-11:30am
  • Please note that a crisis appointment will focus on immediate stabilization and will not serve as an intake appointment for ongoing services.

If you are experiencing a crisis outside of LUCC open hours, contact your nearest emergency room, 911, or Crisis Response Team at (423) 634-8995.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Closed 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays (for Chapel)
  • Direct clinical services provided from the first day of classes through Reading Day of each semester
  • Closed the entire month of July and selected school holidays
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