Counseling and Social Services

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Mental health counseling will be provided virtually using Microsoft TEAMS, which all students have access to via their Southwest e-mail. Students in need of an appointment should contact the Social Service Coordinator for assistance with counseling services via email at to set up an appointment. Additional hotlines and resources are available on the counseling website, including relaxation exercises and other educational materials.

Social Services

Students can request assistance for social services by emailing Chauntay Harris

Use our service request form to receive resource information for all social service and emergency assistance requests.

Emergency Resources

Tennessee has a community service helpline with trained volunteers available to help students locate services within their area. Services include Housing and Utilities, Food, Transportation, Legal, etc. Students can access this resource in the following ways: Web; Text 898-211, enter zipcode; or Call 2-1-1.

Sometimes building a better life for
yourself requires help.
We're here to help.

Southwest is committed to the development of the whole person, with specific focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.

Southwest offers free and confidential mental health counseling and social services to all students enrolled at its various campuses.

The Department of Counseling and Social Services is committed to providing a safe place to talk one-on-one about a broad range of concerns

  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Processing Traumatic Experiences
  • LGBTQ Concerns
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Grief Counseling
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Homelessness
  • Food Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Financial Help
  • Clothing
  • Child Care
  • And Much More

Our staff is dedicated to providing you with support and assistance with any personal issues you may be facing. If you are experiencing these problems or others, we can help.

Your Coordinator


Chauntay Harris

Chauntay Harris

Social Service Coordinator
Union Avenue Campus
B Building, Room 227B
Phone: 901-333-5272