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If you are having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself or others in any way please access one (or more) of the following resources:

1. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

2. Contact the Tennessee Crisis Textline at 741-741

3. Call 911 or 988

4. Quickly make your way to the nearest hospital emergency room to be evaluated, and/or for emergency assistance on campus, you may contact FHU Security at 731-989-6911 OR call the UCC Emergency Line at 731-608-2590.

Nathan Judd, MS, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Director of the University Counseling Center, Director of Health Services

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Nathan Judd entered the field of mental health in 2008. He has experience working in a residential setting from 2009 to 2021 and began private practice in August of 2020. He began working with the University Counseling Center at Freed-Hardeman in 2022. He has been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee since 2012 and is also recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor. He has been practicing counseling in the field since 2008, working primarily with older teens and young adults. Nathan is also able to provide supervision for clinicians pursuing their LPC designation in the state of Tennessee. Nathan has a heart for helping people work through traumatic events and painful stories. Nathan is certified in EMDR, which is a specific treatment to help individuals overcome traumas and painful memories. Nathan also utilizes techniques in session that involve moving the body. He is a believer that memories are stored in the body, and therefore, healing can come from movement. Additionally, Nathan has expertise in adventure therapy techniques, ropes course training, and is proficient in team-building exercises. He has done adjunct work at On-Site Workshops in Nashville, TN, using experiential techniques with individuals and couples.

Nathan is married to Melissa Judd, and they have two daughters, Brooklyn and Shalayne.


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Tavia Carlucci, LPC-MHSP (Temp.), EMDR Certified
Mental Health Counselor

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Tavia earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health counseling from Regent University in 2012.  She is currently working to complete her TN licensure requirements as an LPC/MHSP.  Tavia is also certified in EMDR and during the last 3 years, she worked in private practice in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, addict partner support, and eating disorders with female clients of all ages. In the 6 years prior to private practice, she worked closely with middle and high school girls in her community, as well as her congregation’s youth ministry, and local schools. Tavia is a Jackson native, and, following her graduate studies, moved back in 2013.   She and her husband have been married for 12 years and have 3 children.  She believes that the role of the counselor is to walk alongside the clients and help them grow from their own knowledge and experiences, find their strengths, and to build rapport and relationships with each person she counsels.
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Josh Taylor, MS, NCC
Clinical Therapist

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Josh has been working with the UCC since the Spring of 2021. He has over 10 years of experience in ministry, where he most recently served as the full-time Youth Minister at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN. Josh is currently an Instructor in the Behavioral Sciences department at Freed-Hardeman and serves as the Program Coordinator for the Family Sciences program.


Josh has earned degrees from Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (B.B.S. in 2014, Biblical Studies), Amridge University (B.S. in 2017, Human Development), and Freed-Hardeman University (M.S. in 2021, Clinical Mental Health Counseling). Josh is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Family Science from Concordia University, St. Paul, where he is expected to graduate in August 2023.


Josh has been trained to use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, as well as Ego State Therapy and incorporates both models into his work with clients. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).


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Stacey Dalton, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker

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Stacey Dalton is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelors in Social Work (2006) and of the University of Tennessee with a Master’s of Science in Social Work (2008). Stacey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience providing counseling to people of all ages in both Tennessee and Arkansas. She has experience in working with a variety of diagnoses including ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment disorders. In addition to providing direct counseling services, Stacey also has experience providing consultation and auditing services to mental health agencies. Stacey, and her husband, Dr. James Dalton, are the parents of 4 children. She is excited to be joining the UCC team and using her talents to serve the student body at FHU.
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Matthew Grinder, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Part-Time Mental Health Counselor

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Matthew is a full-time therapist at Re-Envision Counseling in Jackson, Tennessee and comes to FHU one day a week to offer contracted sessions for FHU students. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University and is in the process of completing requirements to obtain licensure in the state of Tennessee as a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider, LPC/MHSP. Matthew is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). He is also a trained facilitator of the Prepare/Enrich assessment tool for couples. 
Matthew has experience working with clients dealing with: anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, pornography/sex addiction, pre-marital/couples counseling, grief and loss, stress, and spiritual concerns.  He is also trained to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a modality in treatment. This is most commonly used to treat trauma or other ongoing issues that do not respond to traditional therapy methods.
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Matt Ellis, MS
Clinical Therapist

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Matt Ellis is a counselor at Re-Envision Counseling in Jackson, TN. He holds a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as a Master's in Business Administration from Freed-Hardeman University.

Matt honorably served in the U.S. Navy for nine years as an intelligence analyst and as an instructor, completing deployments to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He served as a mentor providing guidance to enlisted service members and officers in various aspects of personal and professional development. Additionally, Matt served as the Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor and as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Fleet Intelligence Training Center in San Diego.

Matt's goal is to help individuals who feel they are struggling and help them pursue the life they envision. Additionally, he enjoys helping individuals who want to optimize their health and well-being and achieve their maximum potential.

Matt is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Ego State Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

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Mark Yarbro

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Mark is currently enrolled in Freed-Hardeman's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. He is a graduate of FHU with a Bachelors in Education and has taught Special Education for 9 years. Mark plans to graduate in December 2023.
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Savannah Long

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Savannah is currently enrolled in Freed-Hardeman University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She plans to graduate in May 2023.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Freed-Hardeman as well. It was when she took her initial general psychology course in her freshman year that Savannah grew to become fascinated with the human psyche and experience. She has worked in youth psychiatric facilities, foster care programs, and adult mental health. 

It is Savannah's goal to be able to provide guiding assistance in college students' lives, especially with the various struggles that arise in the college experience. She enjoys helping create a more holistic sense of wellness, through different eclectic techniques, but with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) being her primary choice in therapy. 

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