Counseling and Disability Support Services

Welcome to the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is a place for students to focus and clarify personal and career goals. Lane College is committed to the development of the whole person from an intellectual, spiritual, and emotional dimension.

Our Services

· Mental Health Screenings

· Individual/Group Counseling

· Substance Abuse Awareness

· Seminar/Workshops

· Referral linkage to on and off campus supports

· Referral to community mental health providers

· Consultation with faculty and staff

In addition to on-campus services, off-campus services are available through community service providers by referral from the counseling staff or Director of Counseling Services.Counseling services are available for no fee for students who are enrolled in classes during the academic year.

Disability Support Services

The Lane College Office of Disability Support Service provides accommodations for students with disabilities to assist them in making their college experience successful and positive. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA), the college will make reasonable accommodations, which is coordinated through the Office of Counseling and Disability Support Service for those students in pursuit of a degree at Lane College. Students with disabilities are encouraged to initiate contact with the College as early as possible to discuss individual needs.

Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

To request accommodations, please apply and complete the application at

Application and documentation material can be submitted to the Director of Counseling and Disability Support Service electronically at, or faxed to (731) 426-7587, or mailed to the Lane College Office of Counseling and Disability Support Service:
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301-4598.

Disability Support Service is located on the first floor of Saunders Hall, Room 109.
Office phone: (731) 426-7619.

Our Mission

The mission of Counseling Services here at Lane College is to facilitate student success to help prepare them for life beyond college.


Counseling and Disability Support Services are located on the first floor in Saunders Hall Room 109. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Counseling Office at (731) 426-8587 or email Director of Counseling and Disability Support Service, Monica Berry at

Warning Signs

The following feelings and experiences are warning signs that someone needs to seek help:

  • finding little or no pleasure in life
  • feeling worthless or extremely guilty
  • crying a lot for no particular reason
  • withdrawing from other people
  • experiencing severe anxiety, panic or fear
  • having very low energy
  • losing interest in hobbies and pleasurable activities
  • having too much energy, having trouble concentrating or following through on plans
  • feeling easily irritated or angry
  • experiencing racing thoughts or agitation
  • hearing voices or seeing images that other people do not experience
  • believing that others are plotting against you
  • wanting to harm yourself or someone else

Good Mental Health is essential to student success!

  • Reduce anxiety, depression, social isolation, and support your education by:
  • Participating in self care activities to maintain or achieve optimal emotional health
  • Developing positive coping skills
  • Joining your peers and counseling center staff as advocates for a healthy campus community
  • Give us feedback on offered mental health services

Your emotional health depends on how you cope with problems and knowing when to ask for help. Check us out, and let us assist you in staying emotionally, mentally and socially healthy. All services are provided only for currently enrolled students and employees.

Confidentiality Statement:

All counseling records are confidential with legal restraints. The records are not part of the student’s academic records. Information will not be released without the student’s consent.

Emergency Contacts

FCC Universal Emergency Number | 911

Campus Security | 731-426-7531

Pathways-Mental Health Crisis Line | 1-800-372-0693

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) | Lifeline Chat/Text Available

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
Crisis Line | 1-800-273-8712
Local Office | 731-668-0411

The Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ) | 1-866-488-7386

Jackson Madison County General Hospital Emergency Room
620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, Tn.
731 541-5000 (General Information)
731 541-6280 (Emergency Department)
Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.

-Michelle Obama

Counseling Services

D. Franklin Davenport
Director of Counseling & Disability Support Services
Saunders Hall Room 109