The Southern Adventist University Counseling Services are designed to assist with concerns that might interfere with the college experience. Individual counseling services offer opportunities to increase knowledge and develop greater self-awareness, understanding, and independence. Topics that might be discussed include:
- Conflict resolution
- Stress and time management
- Learning differences
- Personal crises
- Value exploration
- Substance abuse
- Loss and grief
- Family issues
- Social concerns
- Adjustment to college
- Referrals for additional services
The staff of professionally trained counselors is available to provide students with short-term counseling in a supportive, caring, and confidential environment.
Appointments are FREE to all currently enrolled undergraduate students.
Monday: 8:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - Noon
The office closes from Noon - 1:00 pm each day for lunch.
For After-Hour Emergencies:
If it is a life-threatening situation please call 911 immediately
On-Campus Help: Contact the appropriate dean on duty at Talge Hall Men's Residence (2994) or Thatcher Hall Women's Residence (2904) or call Campus Safety (2100).
Call | 988 - National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Text | HOME to 741-741 for 24/7 crisis help
Make An Appointment
You can either give us a call or walk over to our offices on the 3rd floor of the Bietz Center for Student Life.
Meet Our Counselors
Click on each counselor's card for a short bio.
Amy Ortiz Moretta completed her Master of Science in Education and Allied Professions with a concentration in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton, in Dayton, OH. She considers it an honor to work with students, faculty, and staff and enjoys making new connections in English and Spanish. When she is not working, Amy enjoys reading, nature walks, puzzles, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Loni Romero, Southern Adventist University alumnus, earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is excited to be part of Southern as your counselor. Apart from her professional career, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Loni also loves exploring new cuisine when she gets the chance. Loni lives in Chattanooga with her husband, daughters (twins & toddler), and a Lionhead rabbit who loves to chew on homework assignments.
Brandon Grentz completed his education at Southern Adventist University completing a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling preceded by degrees of B.S. in Business Administration and B.S. in Religion from Union College. He enjoys hearing students’ unique stories and experiences and utilizing their individual talents, skills, and abilities to meet their potential. He also uses the powerful message of Christ’s death and resurrection to work in and through each person. His interests include aviation, acro, sports, drawing, and playing guitar or piano.
Lisa Clouzet completed two master’s degrees at Southern Adventist University: one in Community Counseling and the other in Religious Studies. She also completed a Doctor of Ministry (chaplaincy emphasis) at Andrews University. She and her husband recently relocated to Collegedale from Korea, and she is grateful to be able to be around the energy and creativity of students. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and learning new things.
Counseling Process Preview
What to expect when you make an appointment
New Client Intake
If you are a new client, you will be seen for an initial intake (typically within a day or two) with our intern(s).
Assigned to a Counselor
After the intake we will work to fit you with a counselor based on preference, scheduling, and needs
First Counseling Appointment
The first appointment we talk about the process of counseling, answer any questions, and gain a good background for the start of your counseling journey
Regularly Scheduled Appointments
These every other week sessions are where you work towards your goals in counseling.