Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services, a unit of the Center for Student Development, provides short-term counseling that focuses on addressing students’ personal concerns that may hinder current and/or future learning and personal development.

Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to — coping with stressful situations, substance abuse, losing important relationships, decreased self confidence, loneliness, depression, and anxiety.

Additionally, students seek counseling to further their own personal growth. For example, students come to counseling to learn more effective social skills, improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships, and learn more about their own personality traits.

Counseling sessions are available via telephone for distance education students who are unable to come to campus for appointments.

CAMPUS COUNSELORS
Three licensed professional counselors provide confidential counseling sessions in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association.  Counseling is available Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm.

ULIFELINE
In addition to our two personal, on campus counselors, UVa-Wise Counseling Services offers students a great online counseling tool — ULifelineULifelinehttp://www.ulifeline.org/uvawise) is an anonymous, internet-based resource that provides students with a non-threatening and supportive link to their college mental health center.  It combines the following features into one website and is yet another resource for mental health information:

  • SELF-e-VALUATOR  Developed by Duke University Medical Center, the Self-e-Valuator is an on-line screening designed to help students determine if they are at risk for depression, suicide, alcohol/substance dependence, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • MENTAL HEALTH REFERENCE LIBRARY  This reference library provides quality information and has been reviewed and approved by medical experts at Harvard Medical School.
  • GO ASK ALICE  This in-depth health question and answer internet site produced by educators at Columbia University, contains archives of hundreds of responses to anonymously-posed inquiries from college students.
  • CONCERNED ABOUT A FRIEND  This section, provided by National Mental Health Association, describes warning signs for depression and suicide, includes information regarding how to help a friend, and lists resources for additional assistance.

For more information about ULifeline or to complete an anonymous, on-line screening, go to  http://www.ulifeline.org/uvawise/.

RESOURCE LISTING
A listing of on-campus and off-campus resources follows:

On-campus resources
Counseling Services
The Center for Student Development
Cantrell Hall, lower level 
Rachel Rose, LPC, Director & Counselor
Tabitha Smith, LPC, Counselor
Sara Schill, LPC, Counselor
276.376.1005
Campus Police Department
Cantrell Hall, lower level 
Ronnie Shortt, Chief of Police 276.328.0190
Dean of Students
Office of Student Life
Cantrell Hall, lower level 
Jewell Worley, Dean of Students 276.376.1004
Health Services
The Center for Student Development
Cantrell Hall, lower level 
Lisa Fisher, RN 276.328.0193
Off-campus resources
Norton Community Hospital
100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA  24273 
 276.679.9600
Mountain View Regional Medical Center
Third Street NE
Norton, VA  24273 
276.679.9100
Lonesome Pine Hospital
1990 Holton Avenue
Big Stone Gap, VA  24219 
276.523.3111
Wise County Police Department
501 West Main Street
Wise, VA  24293 
276.328.9369
Family Crisis Support Services
PO Box 692
Norton, VA  24273 
276.679.7240
or
1.877.348.3416 sexual assault 24-hour crisis hotline
Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline  1.800.838.8238
Victim Witness Program
206 E. Main Street #245
Wise, VA  24293 
276.328.4421
Wise County Behavioral Health Services
3169 2nd Avenue East
Big Stone Gap, VA  24219 
276.523.8300
available 24 hours
Solutions Counseling
18 7th Street
Norton, VA  24273 
276.679.0162

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please stop by the Center for Student Development located on the lower level of Cantrell Hall or call us at 276.376.1005. Please notify the secretary in the event of an emergency or crisis situation.

In the event of an emergency after hours or on weekends, please contact Campus Police at 276-328-COPS or dial 911.