Johnson City, TN (WJHL) — ETSU’s Clemmer College has resumed free counseling and mental health support for students, faculty, staff and community members.
Community Counseling Clinics (CCC) provide individualized counseling for adults, adolescents, children and couples/family therapy.
“Our team has worked hard to reopen the doors to CCC after the COVID-19 pandemic, and we finally reopened them last semester,” said CCC Director One Christy Oaks said. “Now we are able to provide counseling services to her members of the community who may not otherwise have access to services.”
Frontier Health CEO Kristie Hammonds told News Channel 11 that the organization worked with ETSU to bring CCC clinics to the community. Hammonds said that before the COVID pandemic, Frontier had seen about 50,000 mental health services, and that number had grown to 65,000 during the last year.
“Staffing hasn’t changed either, so we’re serving more people with the same number of team members,” says Hammonds.
The clinic is staffed by trained master’s level counselors supervised by Counseling and Human Services faculty.
There is no limit to the number of sessions you can join. However, counselors in training may be replaced after one to three semesters, resulting in clients being transferred to new counselors, a release from ETSU said.
CCC Alumni Assistant Dakoda “Koda” Goodwin said: “The reopening of our clinics will allow our community to receive free counseling services and help fill the mental health gaps we see within the Tri-Cities area.”
The CCC is located in Room 327 of Warf-Pickle Hall on ETSU’s main campus. Parking is located at John Robert Bell Drive, David Collins Way, and lots 21A and 21B.
Individuals can call (423) 439-7679 or email email@example.com to make an appointment or leave a message. CCC asks people to include in their message their question, availability, and whether the clinic will return the call or speak with another individual in the family about the service.
For more information on CCC, please visit the CCC website.