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FAQ For Parents

We recognize that you play an important role in your loved one’s life and that it can be difficult to navigate the transition to parenting a college student. Here are some questions we are frequently asked. 

  • My student has MH services at home. How do we find these in Nashville?
  • Can I access information about a student’s counseling?
  • I’m worried about a student. What should I do?
  • Can I make an appointment for a student?
  • What services do you offer?
  • Are your clinicians licensed?
  • Can I know if a student came to counseling?




We at BUCS recognize that parents and family members have their own transitions to navigate when their student enters college. Here are some resources you may find helpful during this time.  

The suggested readings below share both research and guidance on how best to support yourself, your student, and your family through their first year and beyond: 

  • Starting the Conversation”, a guide from the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) that encourages important discussions with young adult before they leave for college.  
  • Set to Go, a JED Foundation program that offers resources for students and families that will assist in the transition to college.