Any student who is currently enrolled at TTU is eligible for Counseling Center services. When a student requires a service that is not provided by the Counseling Center, we will assist in making a referral to an appropriate community resource.
There is no cost to currently registered TTU students for any of the center's counseling services.
The qualifications of each staff member in the Counseling Center are different. We invite you to view our Meet the Staff page for details about the qualifications of each staff member.
All information gathered during counseling sessions, including the fact that the client has come to the Counseling Center, is held in strict confidence. No information is released to university officials, faculty members, parents, or outside agencies except on written request by the client or if there is a threat to life or as required by law. The staff may consult with each other to better serve the client.
Counseling sessions last approximately fifty minutes. Initial appointments require an hour and a half in order to complete necessary paperwork.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
You may go directly to the emergency room at Cookeville Regional Medical Center or you may contact the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at Plateau Mental Health Center by calling 1-800-704-2651.
We have walk-in hours every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that classes are in session during the spring and fall semesters from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. We request that you make an appointment in advance outside these walk-in hours unless it is an emergency.
Marital counseling is available if one of the spouses are currently enrolled students. Couples counseling for couples who are not married is available only if both persons are currently enrolled students at TTU. The 4 hour Pre-Marital Counseling Workshop is available for couples if at least one of the partners are currently enrolled at Tennessee Tech University.
The professional staff of the Counseling Center will be happy to provide you with community treatment resources if you prefer to seek counseling outside the university.
We provide career counseling for students who are experiencing difficulty choosing a major or who may be unsure of their career choice. When appropriate, career inventories are administered as part of the career counseling process. Career inventories offered by the Counseling Center include the Strong Interest Inventory and the SIGI Plus.