The staff of the Lincoln Memorial University Office of Mental Health Counseling are here to help current students overcome the personal, career, and academic concerns that often stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. We operate as the primary mental health service for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled at the University. Counselors provide free, short-term treatment typically lasting between five to eight sessions per semester, however, treatment may extend beyond eight sessions when appropriate. Counseling provides an opportunity for students to explore their unique problems, difficulties and concerns with a licensed mental health professional in a safe and confidential environment. In addition, we also offer crisis intervention and psychoeducation/training for the campus community. In the event that you require long-term counseling or your treatment needs exceed the scope of our practice, we will work with you to find appropriate off-campus treatment options. 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 that covers mental health services.
The LMU Counseling staff does NOT provide 24-hour coverage. If you are experiencing an actual mental health emergency and need immediate assistance please see the Crisis Situations for further instructions.
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.