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About the Counselor Training Clinic

Who We Are

The Counselor Training Clinic (CTC) is operated by the Counselor Education program within the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. The CTC staff provides counseling to students seeking to achieve a greater sense of well-being and personal growth.

Counselors working in the CTC are graduate students enrolled in the master’s level Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, the School Counseling program, or the doctoral-level Counselor Education program. All counselors are supervised by the clinic coordinator, assistant clinic coordinator, and/or faculty of the Counselor Education programs.

Where We Are

CTC offices and counseling rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Bailey Education Complex and the Claxton Complex. After you schedule an appointment, we will provide clear directions for where and when to meet your counselor. If you cannot find the main office or your specific counseling room, please call us at 865-974-9291.

What We Do

The CTC provides students with individual and group counseling that is holistic in nature and based on the wellness model of interpersonal growth. We believe that every individual is a unique, complex person and work to discover the essence of that person through our work together in counseling.

Sometimes, individuals wonder if they are “right” for counseling, or if it’s the right time for them to meet with a counselor. We believe all people may benefit from counseling at different times in their lives. Considering this, you may benefit from seeing a counselor at the CTC if you are:

  • Struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or hopelessness
  • Seeing your grades begin to slip and aren’t sure what to do
  • Finding that you are not as happy or content with your life as you were before
  • Feeling homesick or that you don’t fit in
  • Concerned with your alcohol and/or drug use
  • Having problems in a romantic or personal relationship
  • Not sure what to do after graduation
  • Feeling oppressed or struggling to feel accepted because of who you are
  • Feeling anxious about specific situations, such as taking tests or being in certain places
  • Dealing with the effects of a physical, emotional, or sexual trauma