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Jonathan Harrison, MS, LPC-MHSP, NCC, CSAT
Director of the University Counseling Center

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

Jonathan Harrison began working in the field of Mental Health in 2005 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 the 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 recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

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

Jonathan has been trained to use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist.

Jonathan has also been trained in Ego State Therapy and incorporates this into his work with clients.

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).

Jonathan is a proud member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

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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. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee.

Dr. Breeding current provides full-time mental health counseling and 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 worked for over 20 years in several areas in West TN, LA, and Virginia, including WRAP and Youth Villages, geriatrics, and with military families and children as a United States Navy spouse.

Dr. Breeding has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist. She has also been trained in Ego State Therapy and Prepare and Enrich for premarital counseling.

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, CAAPT, C-DBT, CBCC-KA
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 over 10 years.

Over the years, Emily contracted with a community awareness organization to provide services for individuals who are the victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  She also provided contract services for the state of Tennessee’s families and children who were at risk for separation.  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 B.S. in Psychology.  She then attended the University of Tennessee-Martin and obtained an M.S. in Community Mental Health Counseling in 2006.

Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC/MHSP); an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS); a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S); a Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist (CAAPT); and a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist (C-DBT).  She is also a certified canine behavior consultant.

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, LPC-MHSP (temp), NCC
Part-Time Mental Health Counselor

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 an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from FHU in December 2019.

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

Matt has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist.

Matt has also been trained in Ego State Therapy and incorporates this into his work with clients.

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Claire Christensen, B.S.
UCC Intern Student

203E

Claire began working with the UCC in January 2022 and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from FHU.

She plans to graduate in May of 2022.

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

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