Support

When I need psychological counseling

Everyone at the University Counseling Service is dedicated to helping you achieve academic, social, and emotional success at Sewanee.
—Dr. Dave Spaulding, University Counselor

Location

The University Counseling Service is located in the University Health Services and Counseling Building at 1310 University Avenue, adjacent to Emerald-Hodgson Hospital.

Hours & Appointments

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and we are typically closed for lunch between 12 and 1 p.m. Appointments are scheduled through the office manager and appointments last for about 45 minutes. Students are generally seen weekly but may be seen more or less frequently as situations vary.

Counseling

The University provides a time-limited professional counseling service for students seeking assistance with concerns of all kinds — academic, social, emotional or interpersonal. Discussions between students and psychologists are confidential and information can not be disclosed, including to parents, except in rare situations required by law and regulations. University counseling services are free to University students.

Emergencies

If you have an emergency during working hours, contact the office at 931.598.1325. Our office manager will arrange a meeting as soon as possible. For an emergency outside of office hours you can contact the Emergency Room at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital (931.598.5691), your primary care provider, a crisis hotline (1.800.681.7444) or you can call the Sewanee emergency dispatcher (931.598.1111) to reach EMTs, police, or the Dean of Students on call.