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Jonathan Harrison, MS, LPC/MHSP, CSAT
Director of University Counseling Center

Loyd Auditorium 203D
731-989-6763
jharrison@fhu.edu

Jonathan Harrison has over 15 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and has been working with the UCC since the Spring of 2008. He has also provided private practice Christian counseling since 2010.

Jonathan is a Deacon at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN were he has passionately helped lead their Incite Men's Ministry since 2014.

Jonathan states, "I absolutely love working for the UCC where I feel blessed to get to minister to students' needs in the ways that I do. I truly believe this is what God has called me to do."

Jonathan is recognized as a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP) by the state of Tennessee and as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Jonathan is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) overseen by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP).

Jonathan is currently being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is working towards becoming Certified in EMDR Therapy.

He has earned degrees from Jackson State Community College (A.S. in Psychology-2001) and Freed-Hardeman University (B.S. in Psychology-2003, Master of Ministry-2005, M.S. in Counseling-2007).

Professional memberships over the years have included the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association and American College Counselors Association.

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Dr. Nicole Breeding Ed.D, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Mental Health Counselor/Instructor

Loyd Auditorium 203A
731-989-6768
nbreeding@fhu.edu

Dr. Breeding is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelor of Social Work (1999) and Master of Science in Counseling (2006). She earned her Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2015. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee.

Dr. Breeding also teaches with the DBH (Doctorate of Behavioral Health) and undergraduate Behavioral Sciences classes.

With prior experience as an outpatient therapist for community mental health, Dr. Breeding has also been involved locally in working with WRAP and Youth Villages. In addition to domestic violence and family group work, she also has experience with the elderly population as well as military families and children.

Dr. Breeding is currently being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is working towards becoming Certified in EMDR Therapy.

Dr. Breeding currently holds memberships with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the Tennessee Licenses Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA).

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Emily Boatwright LPC-MHSP, ACS, RPT-S
Part-Time Mental Health Counselor

Loyd Auditorium 203B
eboatwright@fhu.edu

Emily joined the UCC team in August of 2018. She has also been dividing her time between two private practice offices located in West Tennessee for the past 10 years. She contracts with a community awareness organization to provide services for individuals who are the victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault for the past 8 years.

She has served children as young as 18 months old, adults well past retirement age, and people of all life stages in between.

Emily’s goal is to help people learn how to help themselves. By creating a safe place to heal, she presents individuals the opportunity to feel heard and understood by normalizing and universalizing the emotions and struggles that can become so overwhelming. By using expressive therapy techniques, individuals have the opportunity to explore and express feelings they may not have consciously known were affecting them.

Emily graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then attended the University of Tennessee-Martin and obtained a Master of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling in 2006. Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP). She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S).

She is a member of the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association (TLPCA) and the Association for Play Therapy (APT). 

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Matt Grinder, M.S, NCC
Part-TimeTherapist

Loyd Auditorium 203B
mgrinder@fhu.edu

Matt has been with the UCC since August of 2018.

Matt also works as a clinical therapist at Re-Envision Counseling in Jackson, TN.

Matt earned a B.S. in Psychology from FHU (2013) and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from FHU in December 2019

Matt is also a Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator for couples, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

Currently, Matt is being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is working towards becoming Certified in EMDR Therapy.

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Crystal L. Kuykendall, B.S.
UCC Intern Student

203D

Crystal has worked with the UCC since August 2020 and is currently doing her internship with the UCC in 2021.

Crystal graduated with her B.S. in 2005 and worked in the healthcare field for almost 15 years. Crystal entered the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at FHU in the Spring of 2018. 

She has worked closely with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since January 2018, serving the Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) community as a support coordinator with a DIDD-approved provider agency.

Crystal plans to graduate with her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August 2021. 

Crystal is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Crystal worships at, and is a member of, the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN. 

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Josh Taylor, B.S.
UCC Practicum Student

203B

Josh is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from FHU. He began working with the UCC in January 2021.

Josh has earned degrees from both Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (Bachelor of Biblical Studies, 2014) and Amridge University (Bachelor of Science in Human Development, 2017). 

Josh currently serves as the Youth Minister at Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN, a roll he has been in since May 2017. He also serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Behavioral Sciences department at Freed-Hardeman University.

Josh is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

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