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Personal Counseling

Counseling Services is committed to providing counseling from a Christian perspective for Union University students with respect for individual differences based on race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, spirituality, and sexual orientation. We strive to provide an atmosphere in which students can feel secure and comfortable to explore their personal, academic, or other concerns. The many transitions encountered by students during their college years involve significant change, increased responsibility, and important decision making. Social and emotional concerns can also generate conflict or dissonance which make it difficult for students to function at their best. Our role is to assist students with personal difficulties in an unbiased, objective way and expand their ability to cope with personal development and environmental demands through their own resources. Typical issues and concerns which bring students to counseling may include:

We respect your privacy and will provide you with information about our confidentiality policy. Counseling records are private and not a part of any other university records. Appointments of 45-50 minutes in length are typically scheduled once weekly, unless the nature of the concerns warrants more frequent contact. Because we are sensitive to the demands on your time, we use a short-term therapy format, which is effective for the majority of counselees. Sometimes students may need longer term counseling and support and this is also available. Students whose needs are beyond the scope of Counseling Services will be provided with referral and consultation services.

Assessment Services

The Myers-Briggs Test is available for which students may register to provide information to assist them in personal growth and decision making. Screening for Attention Deficit Disorder is also available.

Education and Outreach Services

Counseling Services is available to student organizations, residence complexes, classes, and other groups upon request to provide programs on such topics as dating violence, stress and anger management, assertiveness and communication training, burnout, healthy life styles, and others. Arrangements can by made by calling 661-5322.

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Counseling Services
Location & Hours
  • The Counseling Office is located in the Department of Student Services in the Student Union Building, Room SA49 (between Student Services & The Campus Ministry Suite).
  • Regular office hours on weekdays are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
  • An appointment with Dr. Paul Deschenes can be scheduled for Mon./Wed./Fri. 8am to 4:30pm and Tues./Thurs. 8am to 12pm.
  • An appointment with Tamarin Huelin can be scheduled for Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm and Thursday 8am-3pm
  • 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 - 731-298-7768
    • 24 hr. Security Cell - 731-394-2922

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