Student Counseling Services

Student Care

Welcome to Student Counseling Services!

Whether you're encountering a difficult situation, an immediate crisis, or have an ongoing mental health concern, we're available to help. Our staff includes a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Counselors, and graduate student staff. All of our Counselors hold a Master’s Degree or higher in counseling or a counseling-related field.

Student Counseling Services seeks to provide individualized assessment and care for the Liberty University student populace. Treatment recommendations will reflect the method of care most appropriate to each individual’s situation.

Treatment Recommendations May Include:

  • Brief individual therapy with a Student Counseling Services counselor
  • Extended psychotherapy with a community provider
  • Group counseling
  • Brief marital/premarital counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluation with a community provider
  • Referral to another office that can provide the services requested, including Campus Pastors Office, Academic Success Center, Student Advocate Office, etc.
  • Mental health crisis services (on-call)

Your first appointment with Student Counseling Services will be an Intake session, which includes an electronic assessment in addition to a brief face-to-face consultation with a Counselor. Following the Intake, we offer up to six sessions with a Counselor. Sessions typically last 45-50 minutes. In addition, Student Counseling Services offers referrals to outside mental health agencies.

Students who have been to Student Counseling Services in previous semesters may request to return to the same counselor or request a new counselor.

Appointments are typically scheduled between Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

You can schedule your intake appointment with Student Counseling Services by calling (434) 582-2651 or email us at


A high priority is placed on student confidentiality.  However, there are legally authorized exceptions to confidentiality, which include:

1. When a valid court order is issued for records, the counselor and Student Counseling Services are bound by law to comply with such requests.

2. When it is determined that there is a likelihood that in the near future, a student is likely to cause serious physical harm to self or others or unable to take care of self or others as a result of impaired psychological functioning. The counselor and Student Counseling Services are ethically bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger, including notifying appropriate authorities. It is also required by the law that parents of a financially dependent student will be notified of the status of the student’s safety and steps that Liberty University is taking, unless the treating mental health professional determines such notification would be likely to cause substantial harm to the student or another person.   

3. When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused or is at risk of such abuse. The counselor is legally required to take steps to protect the child or the elder, and to inform the proper authorities.

4. When a student is under the age of 18, he/she may receive services at Student Counseling Services without parental notification. However, a minor's parents have the legal right to request and receive treatment records, unless the treating mental health professional determines that the release of records would be reasonably likely to cause substantial harm the student or another person.

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Contact Student Counseling Services
location Green Hall 1830
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
staff Student Counseling Services Staff
phone (434) 582-2651
fax (434) 582-7022

For assistance after office hours, contact your RD immediately or call LUPD at (434) 592-3911, and they will connect you with Student Counseling Services.