Counseling and Social Services

Counseling Services important dates
• February 12-16 - Food Drive Week - Union Avenue and Macon Cove Campuses
• February 14 - Safe Zone training, - 12:30-2:30 p.m. - Union Avenue CampusE Bldg., Rm. 219.
• February 22 - Coffee with the Counselor - 9 a.m.-Noon - Union Avenue Campus
• February 14 - Safe Zone training, - 10 a.m.-Noon - Macon Cove Campus Bornblum Library, R.m 122
• March 14 - Financial Literacy Information table - 9 a.m.-Noon - Union Avenue and Macon Cove Campuses
• March 22 - Coffee with Counselor - 9-10 a.m. - Union Avenue Campus
• April 3 - Anxiety information table - 9 a.m.-Noon - Union Avenue and Macon Cove Campuses
• May 2 - Housing Assistance information table - 9 a.m.-Noon - Union Avenue and Macon Cove Campuses

Southwest is committed to the development of the whole person, with specific focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions. Southwest endeavors to provide an intentional atmosphere of caring while offering a myriad of opportunities and resources for students to experience wholeness within the context of a community of learners.

Southwest Counseling Services is currently staffed by a full-time, on-campus Mental Health Counselor with access to contract counseling services provided by a licensed clinical social worker and a fully-staffed higher education Psychological Services Center. Additional staffing will include practicum students (psychology, counseling, and/or social work) supervised by our full-time Mental Health Counselor to assist students with their counseling needs.

Social Services links students to community resources, while providing advocacy to improve student functioning socially and academically.

In addition to on-campus services, limited off-campus counseling services are available through community service providers by referral of: the mental health counselor, director of Student Development, the executive director of Retention & Student Success, and the vice president for Student Affairs. For more information contact Julia Rhea, Mental Health Counselor at 901-333-5121 or jrhea@southwest.tn.edu, or Chauntay Harris at 901-333-5272 or cnharris1@southwest.tn.edu. You may also contact the Director of Student Development, Phoenix Worthy at 901-333-4179 and pworthy@southwest.tn.edu or the Executive Director of Retention and Student Success, Dr. Jacqueline S. Taylor at jstaylor@southwest.tn.edu.