Student Counseling Services

Going through a tough time? Have an immediate crisis? Need help with an ongoing mental health concern? We’re here to help.

Get started today with Student Counseling Services (SCS) by making an appointment for a screening or reviewing our self-help guides. Hear what other students are saying about our services.

Mental Health 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.

Make an Initial 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 is a secure, HIPAA-compliant software that allows you to review our consent form, complete an assessment document, and view upcoming appointments.

During the initial appointment, you will be asked several questions that will help us determine the most appropriate care for you. We use the STEPPED Model below (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. 

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

Self-Help Guides


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)

Counselors & Staff

Green Hall 1830



Summer Office Hours

May 21 - Aug. 24, 2018

Mon. - Fri. 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed for Lunch 12 - 1 p.m.


For assistance after office hours, please leave a message at (434) 582-2651 or We will return your call or email within 1-2 business days. 

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

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