Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Services

JCU Counseling Service (supports the mission of the University through delivery of psychological services, crisis intervention, clinical training, testing, research, and alcohol/drug prevention and education. The goal of Counseling Services is to help students maximize their personal development and navigate through their academic challenges. The services are geared toward increasing self-understanding, autonomy and personal development. Upon referral, psychiatric services are also available. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. walk-in intake hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This center also provides services for all students attending Jarvis Christian University with documented disabilities are eligible and encouraged to register for services.

The Mental Health Counselor can assist with:

  • Shift in mood
  • Mental health concerns
  • Disruptive behavior or disturbing conduct
  • Disorganized speech/nonsensical conversation
  • Emotional/physical outbursts
  • Changes in personal hygiene or appearance
  • Communication that is concerning
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss of family member or friend
  • Navigating barriers to access mental health treatment
  • Coordination and follow-up during and after hospitalization and/or medical leaves of absence.
  • Crisis management
  • Referrals for additional treatment service


The Mental Health Counselor provides:

  • Up to 5 FREE confidential counseling sessions with a licensed therapist
  • Identify needs, resources, and support systems
  • Assist with managing with academic and personal responsibilities
  • Help manage complex medical or psychiatric needs
  • Assist with obtaining further psychiatric/medical care
  • Provide educational programming to assist in the students overall well-being and development.
  • Strengthen support systems and self-advocacy skills
  • Provide support, monitoring, and follow up services
  • Resource and consultation for faculty, staff, and students

Referral Services

The Mental Health Counselor provides up to 5 FREE and confidential, individual sessions. If additional assistance is needed the Mental Health Counselor will work the Executive Dean of Students and/or community agencies to facilitate a continuum of care.

When to Refer:

  • Need more long-term support
  • Need psychiatric/ medical care
  • Hospitalization or emergency services needed

If you would like additional information or would like to consult about a student or situation, please stop by the Office of Student Services 

Additional Resources

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META is a mobile application designed to connect college students to mental health providers for confidential and real-time chat, audio, and visual counseling. Students are able to receive mental health assistance anytime and anywhere. To access the full range of features, student will need to register utilizing their JCC email address (

Suicide Prevention-Resources and Support

JCC wants to make sure that all students have access to information about resources for support surrounding suicide prevention. If you, or someone you care about, are discussing suicide, please contact the following:

Contact Information

  • JCC’s Campus Security can be reached at 903-730-4890 extension 2775

Jarvis Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or visit for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian University. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.