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Priesthill Center Counseling Services

Welcome to Priesthill Center Counseling Services! We provide confidential individual, relationship, and group counseling at no extra cost to our students. Our desire is to deliver compassionate and quality therapy to help you navigate whatever issue you may be facing during your college experience. In addition to traditional counseling we are now offering Single Session Therapy, which you can learn more about here. Throughout the year we also provide skill-building workshops, training opportunities, and subject-specific discussion groups during the academic year.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Low Self-Worth
  • Identity Concerns
  • Relationships
  • Family of Origin
  • Loneliness
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Body Image

Priesthill Center Counseling Services is excited to offer Single Session Therapy(SST) to the students at Covenant College. This service is especially helpful for students who want help with a particular issue and need to get “unstuck.” SST involves coming in for one therapy session with no commitment or expectation to return. SST gets students connected with one of our therapists quickly—usually the same or the next day—to help solve a particular problem that is causing distress. The goal will be to work towards solutions, rely on strengths, and give tools to help solve a single issue.

More Info

Single Session Therapy Forms: Traditional New Client Forms: Release of Information:

Call our number at 706-419-1275 or come to Priesthill in person to speak with our Office Coordinator and ask to make an appointment. They will ask you a few questions to better understand your needs, and you will be given an intake appointment. If you choose not to fill out your paperwork ahead of time, please come 30 minutes early to your appointment to complete it. Your initial appointment and all further appointments will take approximately 45-50 minutes. Your therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan to address your goals.

Referrals
Sometimes students prefer to see someone off campus for different reasons. Our office has a list of trusted providers and will connect you with resources in the area upon request if you aren’t sure where to go.

During office hours there is at least one counselor on staff with built-in triage times for mental health emergencies. A mental health emergency is defined as:

  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Harming yourself or harming others
  • Symptoms of psychosis (hearing or seeing things others do not, delusional thinking)
  • Symptoms of a manic episode (agitated behavior, unnatural energy, lack of sleep for 3 days)
  • Please call our office number and speak with our office coordinator about your concerns. Because of the nature of our center, we are not available at all times or for on-call services.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need to talk with someone right away, please use one of the following resources:

  • Call the on-duty Resident Director: 706-419-1176
  • Call Parkridge Valley Hospital RESPOND: 423-499-2300
  • Call Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 (National Crisis Line)
  • Call or text 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • Call 911
  • Go to the emergency room of your choice

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Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor