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Clinical Counseling Services

Clinical Services exists to provide professional and mental services to help students reach their full potential emotionally, academically, socially, and spiritually.

How Can We Help?

Bethel University’s Clinical Services provides short-term/brief and long-term supportive individual counseling, free of charge, for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Group counseling may also be provided according to students’ needs.

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a unique, confidential, and collaborative relationship between a counselor and a person seeking help. Although you may handle many things on your own, sometimes a little outside help, or a different and more objective point of view, can help you with putting your problems in perspective and handling them more effectively.

What is Provided?

Services are provided by licensed professionals. Clinical Services is designed to assist students with a number of concerns and to enhance their ability to be more effective and successful in their academic and personal lives.

Common Concerns

College is a time of great personal growth. Students often encounter a number of concerns during the course of the academic experiences, such as:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Depression
  • Feelings of Isolation or Loneliness
  • Alcohol or Substance Use or Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Abuse or Trauma
  • Adjustment to College
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger
  • Suicidal Thoughts

We're Here to Help

Director of Clinical Services
LuJodia Bell, MS. Ed.

Location: Vera Low Center Room 113
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Office: 731-352-6768
Counselor’s cell phone: (text or call) 731-415-1058
Email for appointments:

Alcohol & Drug

Alcohol & Drug Policy
The University expects its students to obey the law. Therefore, a violation of alcohol or drug laws while admitted to the University, wherever that violation occurs, is a violation of the University’s expectations. Read Bethel's complete Alcohol & Drug Policy here.

is a brief self-assessment tool available for use by students to examine their alcohol use. eCHECKUP provides immediate personalized feedback about individual drinking patterns, specific health and personal consequences, unique personal and family risk factors, and campus and community support, and emergency services. Answers are CONFIDENTIAL. No name is attached to the form, and no personally identifiable information from this survey will be stored.

Crisis Support

Adult Mobile Crisis Line (McKenzie and Paris campuses)

TN Mobile Crisis Line 

National SUICIDE Crisis Text Line 
Text TN to 741741 

National SUICIDE Crisis Lifeline 

TN Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Plan

Suicide Prevention Resources

Crisis and Mental Health Support for Students of Color

A&D Treatment Resources

The Tennessee REDLINE

If you or someone you know is considering harming themselves or someone else, please call 911 immediately.