Counseling and Student Support

Welcome!

The McCallie Counseling Center fills a unique role on a campus that is brimming with supportive offices. Our goal is to walk alongside these young men as they traverse the unpredictable waters of adolescence. We provide what is best termed personal/social counseling on both an open door and appointment basis.

Our philosophy is that relationship and a true sense of community best serves these young men as they face the challenges that this stage of life can throw in their direction. We have found that in most cases a caring adult with a trained listening ear can prove to be immensely helpful to a young man who is struggling, regardless of the particular challenge at hand. It is our mission to provide such support in the most organic way possible; by investing time and care into the lives of these young men.

The Upper School Counseling Center is comprised of two full-time counselors, one part-time counselor, as well as the McCallie School Chaplain. We all hold master’s-level degrees in counseling in either secondary/high school or pastoral care. We divide the population among the four of us in a way that allows us to establish and foster meaningful relationships with the boys and their families throughout their entire McCallie experience.

Our Middle School Counseling Center consists of one full-time counselor and the Middle School Chaplain. Both aim to walk alongside our Middle School students and their families as they traverse the trials, challenges and milestones of early adolescence.

We aim to be available to the boys and their families whenever the need or simple curiosity arises. Please feel free to reach out to us if you feel we can be of assistance.

Sincerely,
Joel Coffman
Counseling Center Director
(423) 493-5881

"We have found that in most cases a caring adult with a trained listening ear can prove to be immensely helpful to a young man who is struggling, regardless of the particular challenge at hand."

Meet the Staff

Lauren Brett

Lauren Brett

Administrative Assistant for Upper School Counseling Office
Joel Coffman

Joel Coffman

Director of Counseling, Head JV / Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Assistant Varsity Golf Coach
David Conrady

David Conrady

Middle School Chaplain, Head Basketball Coach
Josh Deitrick

Josh Deitrick

Upper School Chaplain, Head Bowling Coach
Will Honeycutt

Will Honeycutt

Assistant Director of Counseling
Cindy McCroskey

Cindy McCroskey

Middle School Counselor
Trey Tucker

Trey Tucker

Class of 1998
Associate Director of Counseling, English Teacher