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Mental health is an important issue.

One that should be taken seriously.

As Christians, we consider it a privilege to bear one another’s burdens — emotionally and spiritually.

At Liberty, providing ways for you to develop self-care habits or coping skills for anxiety, depression, or addiction is not optional. It’s essential.

Because ensuring that you can easily access personal and professional support services or find spiritual support close at hand is just one of the ways we create a culture of caring.

You’ll have one dedicated peer leader* to every five students on your residence hall and professional counseling services available through the Dean of Students office. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a seasoned counselor, you’ll find people ready to listen to — and support — you.

*Peer leaders include Resident Assistants (RA), Resident Shepherds (RS), and Community Group Leaders (CGL).

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“Going through counseling gave me a renewed peace, joy, and hope in my life. I struggled with a lot of anxiety and fear after being in natural disasters while living in South Asia. With counseling, I was able to work though traumatic events and memories in a safe and healthy way. I found freedom from panic attacks, anxiety, and nightmares that used to invade my life.”

– Student who received Liberty University’s Counseling Services

Did You Know?

Liberty’s psychology and counseling degree programs are among its largest.

Psychology and counseling faculty and students routinely travel to countries like Greece, Rwanda, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Spain as well as to cities like Baltimore and Las Vegas to teach on reconciliation and forgiveness and to provide and train others in trauma counseling for human trafficking and sex trafficking victims.


Student Counseling Services (SCS)

If you find that you’re going through a tough time, having an immediate crisis,* or need help with an ongoing mental health concern, you can get support through Liberty’s SCS.

Services provided include:

  • Emotional wellness workshops
  • Problem-focused sessions
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Psychoeducational seminars
  • 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

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

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Counseling Appointments

Connect with the professional and/or the care plan that is most appropriate for you after completing an initial live screening appointment. You’ll fill out an assessment document and a consent form and set an upcoming appointment.

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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.

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Emotional Wellness Workshops

These fast-paced, three-session seminars are intended to help you with a variety of mental health concerns. You can choose from:

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Group Support

Want to connect with others who understand what you’re going through? These groups meet regularly to serve and support one another:

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“I think that the Student Counseling Services creates an environment where you feel welcomed. I think that there is already a stigma on counseling and it was beneficial to me to know that it was normalized and made me feel safe.”

– Student who received Liberty University’s Counseling Services


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“My counselor is amazing and I felt very comfortable to meet with her. She really understood my issues and helped me to analyze how to fix them. She met me on my level and spoke my language, it made it a very nice experience for me. I can see a difference in myself in the last session from the very first session I attended. I am very happy and proud of what my counselor has helped me do.”

– Student who received Liberty University’s Counseling Services


Questions?

If you’ve got questions about our counseling services, or you’re interested in setting up an appointment, please reach out to us. We’re here to help!

Office Hours
  • Monday-Friday | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesdays for Staff Meeting | 1:45-3 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays for Convocation | 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Our schedule is modified during summer months and semester breaks.

Contact

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