Mental Health Counseling

Counseling by appointment

During normal office hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) call the Counseling Center at 423.869.6401 and speak to Jason Kishpaugh to make an appointment.

Referrals to outside agencies

Students who need more intense services than can be provided by Counseling Services will be referred to community mental health providers which may include the University Health Clinic. Counselors will make every effort to match the student with an appropriate community provider, and will provide any assistance needed to set up an initial appointment, although students are encouraged to make the initial contact. Students who secure services in the community are responsible for paying for those services. Most community providers accept insurance. Some have a sliding scale fee schedule for students who do not have insurance for mental health services.

Services NOT Provided

The LMU Counseling staff does NOT provide 24-hour coverage. If you are experiencing an actual mental health emergency and need immediate assistance go to the Crisis Situations link.

Generally LMU counselors do not provide evaluations for specific disorders in order to qualify for ADA requirements. These should be done through an outside provider and given the to the LMU ADA coordinator.

LMU counselors do not routinely provide students with a medical excuse to miss class.

Our counselors are not physicians so they do not prescribe medications. If a need for medication evaluation is recommended, an appropriate referral will be instituted either to our University clinic or an outside provider. This will always be done with the consent of the student involved.

How are you feeling?

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.


Counseling Resources

Crisis Situations
Counseling Needs Assessment
Community Resources/Links
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute for Mental Health
American Psychological Association

Counseling Services are located in Grant Lee, room 102. You can reach Jason Kishpaugh by phone at: 423.869.6401 or 800.325.0900, ext. 6401, or by email at Amy Spurlock can be contacted by phone at: 423.869.6014 or 800.325.0900, ext.6014, or by email at