Counseling Resources

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. 

In addition to our two personal, on campus counselors, UVa-Wise Counseling Services offers students a great online counseling tool -- ULifelineULifeline ( 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

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
   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

   Mountain View Regional Medical Center
   Third Street NE
   Norton, VA  24273
   Lonesome Pine Hospital
   1990 Holton Avenue
   Big Stone Gap, VA  24219
   Wise County Police Department
   501 West Main Street
   Wise, VA  24293
   Family Crisis Support Services
   PO Box 692
   Norton, VA  24273
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
   Wise County Behavioral Health Services
   3169 2nd Avenue East
   Big Stone Gap, VA  24219
available 24 hours
   Solutions Counseling
   18 7th Street
   Norton, VA  24273