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Priesthill Center - Office of Counseling Services

Welcome to the Counseling Services of Covenant College! 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 a time full of transitions. In addition to counseling services we provide skill-building workshops, residence hall presentations, and subject-specific discussion groups throughout the academic year.

Common reasons to seek counseling

*Depression   *Anxiety   *Stress   *Self-worth issues   *Identity concerns   *Relationship issues   *Loneliness   *Grief   *Trauma

Who is eligible for counseling?

Any student enrolled at Covenant College

What should I expect?

When you call or come down to make an appointment, our office coordinator will ask you a few questions to better understand your needs. You will be given an appointment with an intake counselor. You will be asked to arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Your initial session will take approximately 45-50 minutes. Your therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan to address your goals.

What if I don’t want to see a counselor on campus?

We have a list of trusted providers and will connect you with resources in our area upon request.

What if I am having a mental health emergency and need to see someone right away?

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

  • 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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