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

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Jonathan Harrison has 14 years of experience in the field of Mental Health with 11 of those years being for the UCC. He has also provided private practice Christian counseling services to people in the community for over 9 years.

Jonathan is a Deacon at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN were he passionately helps lead their Men's Incite Ministry and serves on the Benevolence Committee.

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. He is currently a Candidate to become a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT-C) by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP).

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

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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 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 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

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Emily joined the UCC team in 2018. She has also been dividing her time between two private practice offices located in West Tennessee for the past nine 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 seven 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

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Matt has been with the UCC since 2018 as he completed his graduation requirements and is excited to remain on staff with the UCC.

Matt is currently serving as the Youth and Family Minister at Crosswinds Church of Christ in Humboldt, TN as well 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

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

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