• UPDATE 11/5/2020:

    For the remainder of the fall semester, LUCC is only providing one time consultations for anyone seeking services rather than completing intakes for on-going therapy. This decision has been made due to the following factors:  the proximity to the end of semester, the extended break in-between the fall and spring semesters, current lack of therapist availability, and the level of LUCC service demand. Any student with current mental health concerns is encouraged to reach out to LUCC for this consultation to schedule a time to meet with a therapist. This consultation will include discussing current needs along with providing resources to address these needs outside of LUCC. LUCC will continue to be available to students in crisis during operating hours along with providing an open group designed to provide practical mental health tools. 

    This group is conducted via Zoom and is offered at two different times through the last day of fall classes: 

    Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM and Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 AM. 

    If interested in participating in this group, please contact LUCC via phone or email to receive the link. We apologize for the inconvenience and not being able to serve all the needs coming to us. We are continually working to improve our framework in ways that are equitable for meeting the mental health needs of the students seeking our services.


    The Lee University Counseling Center (LUCC) exists to provide professional and psychological services to support the holistic personal and emotional development of Lee University students. Caring and highly qualified therapists ensure a safe and confidential environment for all clients. All LUCC services are provided at no cost to qualified enrolled Lee University students. Students, faculty, and staff can find more resources on LUCC's Portico site.

    The Lee University Counseling Center (LUCC) has re-opened, with staff primarily working in-office. Therapy and other mental health services will resume on the first day of classes (August 19th).

    We will begin the Fall 2020 semester (first 3-4 weeks) using telemental health (and other digital means) as our standard approach for provision of therapy as well as intake, psychiatric, and other services. This and our other re-opening policies have been developed in response to guidance from relevant sources including Lee University, relevant professional organizations, state and federal, etc. In rare exceptional cases, evaluated by pre-determined standards of necessity, in-person intervention may be offered. When providing in-person therapy/services, a variety of risk mitigation strategies will be required including but not limited to social distancing and the use of masks.

    Please call LUCC at 423-614-8415 (rather than walking-in to the center) with any questions or if seeking to initiate therapy/services with us. In case of crisis, contact 9-1-1 or Crisis Response at 423-634-8995. If you are seeking crisis-related services from LUCC, please call rather than walking-in.

    LUCC intends to re-evaluate our current policies following the first 3-4 weeks of the semester, with hopes of expanding in-person services. 

    Direct clinical services are provided from first day of classes through Reading Day of each semester. LUCC is closed during the entire month of July and selected school holidays.

    Due to COVID-19 changes, rather than following our typical intake procedure, please contact LUCC at 423-614-8415 or counseling@leeuniversity.edu and we would be glad to assist you.


    Contact Information

    Lee University
    100 8th Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8415
    Email: counseling@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

    Monday - Friday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Lunch)
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Chapel)