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Counseling Services

Counseling Services at Union

Office of Counseling Services

Union University is committed to the development of the whole person, who under the sovereignty of God is a person of intellectual, spiritual, social, psychological, and physical dimensions. Union endeavors to approach students from these perspectives and to provide the atmosphere, opportunities, and resources for students to know wholeness within the context of a community of learners.

In support of this mission, Union University Counseling Services is staffed by counselors and social workers to assist students with personal counseling. Information shared in the counseling relationship is confidential.

In addition to on-campus services, limited off-campus services are available through community service providers by referral of the Director for Counseling Services. If you are a minority student who would like to see a counselor of your same ethnicity and we do not have a minority counselor on campus, we are able to refer you to a credentialed minority counseling in the community for care paid for by the university.

Counseling services are available for no fee during the academic year to currently enrolled students. Students who are enrolled in summer session are also eligible for counseling services during the session for which they are enrolled. Services are offered most weeks Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. You may request an appointment online below, or by stopping in at the health and counseling clinic waiting rooms (PAC, F hallway) during regular business hours.

If you are a student on a campus outside of the Jackson campus, please complete the form below, and you will be referred for services in the community near your campus.

Any unanswered questions may be referred to the Director, Tamarin Huelin, at, or at 731.661.5923.

Make An Appointment Title IX Incident Report Form

If you are in crisis, please go to a local urgent care facility (Jackson Clinic Convenient Care, Physicians Quality Care) or dial 911, or Safety & Security's 24 hour cell at 731.394.2922.

2022-2023 Counseling

The Union University Counseling Center will be offering students enrolled in classes the option to be seen in person or via telehealth. Learn more or make an appointment by visiting the links below.

Counseling Options Updates

Our Mission

The goal of Counseling Services is to promote total student development by assisting students in realizing and attaining full potential. Particular emphasis is placed on opportunities which foster emotional, social and spiritual development.

Scope of Care

To meet as many student needs as possible, the Counseling Center offers a wide range of services including consultation, workshops, individual therapy and group therapy. Clinical services include initial intake assessment, brief individual counseling, group counseling, and referral to community resources where appropriate. If you currently see a professional for counseling in your hometown and can continue to see him/her, our recommendation is that you continue care with your current provider. If you are seeking specialized/intensive clinical services that require meeting with the same therapist beyond one semester or meeting more than once every other week, we recommend receiving care by a specialist in town.

Important Information

Please visit our Screening, Self Help, and Information section. You can take a confidential screening test for depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders and mania. Also, there is great information on these topics: anger management, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, grief, relationships, stress, sleep, study skills, trauma, and time management.

The Health and Counseling Clinic is now located in PAC F-62A (at the south end of the F Hallway) in the Penick Academic Complex.

A counselor is available during regular business hours (8-4:30 pm).

Jennifer Chicantek For an appointment, students should contact Jennifer Chicantek, Clinic Coordinator, at, or at 731.661.5284, or use the form below.

Make an Appointment

Counseling is available to students on all campuses (undergraduate or graduate) who are currently enrolled. There are no fees for services.

Appointments are necessary to see a counselor.

Requests for emergency services after hours should be made to any residence complex director or Security staff who will have contact with the Director:

  • 24 hr. Residence Director Cell -
  • 24 hr. Security Cell -

Telehealth Experiences

Even in the middle of crazy circumstances, doing counseling through telehealth at Union worked really well. I was able to get the help I needed, and I felt just as much at peace about my security and privacy as I did in person. — male Union student