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Counseling Services offers a quiet and confidential place for you to talk through anything that may be on your mind. Some benefits of counseling include:

  • Learning to manage stress
  • Learning to decrease anxiety
  • Learning to manage time
  • Learning to manage mood
  • Learning to balance school, work, and/or extracurricular activities
  • Learning to handle relationships (from roommates to romantic ones)
  • Learning new study/test taking skills
  • Navigating your faith journey

If you are interested in counseling you may schedule an appointment by phone (865-471-3350), email (counselingservices@cn.edu) or in person (at the Kathleen Manley Building).

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New and Returning Students

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Release of Information


 If you are seeking accommodations on campus, please visit the Office of Disabilities website or email David Humphrey at dhumphrey@cn.edu.


All student appointments, personal information, and files are confidential. Information you supply cannot be shared with others without your prior written consent. However, under the below circumstances your counselor may be required by law to release information:

  1. To protect you or yourself from imminent serious harm.
  2. If there is a suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect.
  3. If records are ordered to be sent for court purposes.

Educational Programs and Presentation Requests

In efforts to improve the overall wellness of our campus community, Counseling offers mental health and wellness outreach presentations to C-N students, faculty, and staff. At your request, Counseling Services will facilitate a presentation in person or virtually to your resident hall, class, athletic teams, student organization, university department, or office that serves C-N students. 

To schedule please call (865) 471-3350 or fill out a request form here.

Don't Cancel Your Class

If you are a professor having to cancel a class session, we encourage you request a Counseling Services presentation in place of your absence to allow students to learn of our services along with various wellness tips. To schedule please call (865) 471-3350 or fill out a request form here.

Question, Persuade & Refer

As part of our campus suicide prevention efforts, Counseling Services offers a QPR "Question, Persuade, and Refer" training for interested groups. QPR is a suicide prevention program designed to educate participants on warning signs of suicide, how to ask about suicide, how to persuade someone to get help, and how to refer to appropriate resources. This suicide education and prevention program is offered on a regular basis to students, faculty, and groups. To inquire a QPR request, please fill out the presentation request form here.


Counseling Services offers an array of events such as Yoga CLW's, Feel Good Fridays, and Doggy Libraries. If you are a C-N student or faculty/staff member interested in partnering or volunteering at one of our events, contact Outreach Coordinator, Brooke Stepp, at bstepp@cn.edu. For more information on events and event dates, check out our events page and follow us on Instagram @cn_counseling.

Relaxation Rooms

Located in the Wellness Center are two relaxation rooms equipped with massage chairs, aromatherapy, relaxing sounds, and light therapy. Relaxation rooms are open Monday- Thursday at 8am-4pm (closed from 12pm-1pm) and Friday at 8am-3pm. We also offer a Virtual Relaxation Room here.

*Due to current Covid-19 related restrictions, relaxation rooms are currently closed. 

Online and Distant Learners

In efforts to support our off campus learners, Counseling Services offers a Virtual Relaxation Room with interactive tools to promote relaxation and stress management, as well as Tips in Success for Online Learners. For more information, visit our page for Online and Distant Learners.

Interested in Learning More?

To learn more about the process of counseling please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are interested in scheduling a counseling appointment, call 865-471-335 or email counselingservices@cn.edu.

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