Student support services: Meet the counseling staff

Meet the Counselors

Written by: Brandon Grentz

The following article is written by a counseling professional from Counseling Services in partnership with the Southern Accent.

Southern Adventist University offers counseling services to all currently enrolled students to help with concerns that might interfere with their college experience. We currently have three full-time counselors on staff: Tiffany Bartell, Brandon Grentz and Loni Romero. Our counselors work with many topics such as anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, stress and time management, self-esteem, loss and grief and overall adjustment to college. 

Tiffany Bartell is our Counseling Services Coordinator who enjoys connecting with individuals and couples and hearing their stories. Originally from New England, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and their toy poodle, Pumpkin. Reading, running and trying new experiences are a few of her favorite things. 

Brandon Grentz is a full-time mental health counselor who enjoys getting to know each student’s unique, individual gifts and abilities in order to leverage those strengths into holistic wellness. Brandon grew up in the Midwest and appreciates the warmer weather and mild winters of Tennessee. Some of his interests include aviation, playing guitar, the Minnesota Vikings and assistant coaching the Gym Masters. 

Loni Romero is a full-time mental health counselor who enjoys working with the students on campus and walking with them on their journeys through college. She enjoys exploring new cuisines when she gets the chance and also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Loni currently lives in Chattanooga with her husband, three daughters and a Lionhead rabbit who loves to chew on homework assignments. 

If you’d like to schedule a counseling appointment, feel free to walk up to our office or call 423-236-2782. We are currently located on the third floor of Lynn Wood Hall but will soon be moving to the third floor of the Bietz Center for Student Life. Our move will be accompanied by an announcement from our department.

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