Counseling Services

Overcome challenges and thrive in your college experience


The Counseling Center provides treatment to help students work through a variety of issues that may interfere with learning and personal development. While there is no cap on the number of sessions students may receive, services are primarily short-term. All services provided through the counseling center are offered at no out-of-pocket expense to students.

Services include:

  • Confidential individual counseling
  • Workshops and presentations to classes
  • Prevention and awareness programming
  • Referral for medication evaluation

When necessary, The Counseling Center may refer students to off campus resources.

Rapid Access

The Counseling Center offers rapid access hours to students for brief (15-20 minute) check-ins. This service is available to all students. Rapid Access hours are currently Monday and Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but students may have a brief wait if another student is being seen. If demand for this service is high, more times will be added.


Counseling is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please stop by The Counseling Center located on the lower level of Cantrell Hall, call 276-376-1005, or email Please notify the administrative assistant if in a crisis or emergency situation to ensure immediate assistance.


All counseling records are kept strictly confidential and are not part of academic records. Information is shared only with a person’s written permission. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and include when a person poses a threat to their own safety or the safety of someone else or when it is ordered by the court.

Contact Us for an Appointment
Give us a call or send us an email. We would love to meet with you.

Crisis & Emergencies

Counselors are on an on-call rotation for crisis situations and can be reached by Campus Police and Housing Staff 24/7. During business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), please contact The Counseling Center at 276-376-1005 to reach a counselor.

After 5 p.m., on weekends, or if your initial call to The Counseling Center goes unanswered, please contact Campus Police. In case of an after-hours mental health crisis in a residence hall, contact Housing Staff (including your RA), or Campus Police at 276-328-0190, or dial 911.

Counseling Center Staff

The Counseling Center’s clinical staff have earned advanced professional degrees in mental health fields and are licensed/licensed eligible by the State of Virginia. They are members of the American Counseling Association and the American College Counseling Association.