Student Counseling Services

We're Here to Help

Going through a tough time? Have an immediate crisis? Need help with an ongoing mental health concern? Get help today with Student Counseling Services (SCS) by making an appointment for a screening or reviewing our self-help guides.

For emergency assistance after office hours, please contact your RD or call the LUPD emergency line at (434) 592-3911.

Get Started with Counseling

Counseling Appointments

Call to Schedule Appointment

Contact us to schedule your initial screening appointment. Upon being scheduled for an initial assessment, you will be asked to sign up on our Client Portal powered by TheraNest. This secure, HIPAA-compliant software allows you to review our consent form, complete an assessment document, and view upcoming appointments. 

Mental Health Screening

Take Your Screening

Because mental health is a key part of your overall well-being, it’s good to find out if you should connect with a mental health professional. A brief screening is the quickest way to do this. This is completely anonymous and confidential. Immediately following the brief screening questionnaire, you’ll see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

What to Expect

During your initial appointment, you will be asked several questions that will help us determine the most appropriate care for you. We use the STEPPED Model (adapted from Calvin College, J. Broene Center for Counseling and Wellness) to determine your care. Recommendations will be shared with you at the close of the session.

Possible treatment recommendations may include:

  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples or family counseling
  • Mental health crisis services (on-call)
  • Extended counseling with a community provider
  • Psychiatric evaluation with a community provider

See what other students have to say about our counseling services


We place a high priority on student confidentiality. However, legally authorized exceptions exist, which include:

  • When there is a risk of imminent danger to the student (suicide) or to another person (homicide), the counselor is ethically bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger. 
  • When there is a 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.
  • When a valid court order is issued for records, the counselor and SCS are bound by law to comply with such requests.
  • During emergencies when critical information is necessary to ensure student safety.
  • In instances where the counselor consults with other SCS counselors to enhance the quality of care.


(434) 582-2651
(434) 582-3904 (fax)

(For assistance after office hours, please leave a message)

Green Hall 1830

Office Hours

Monday–Thursday *
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

* Closed for Convocation on Wednesdays (10:30-11:45 a.m. ) 
Schedule is modified during summer months and semester breaks. 

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