*You must present a valid photo ID (Radford ONE Card, Driver's License, etc.) at your first appointment.*

Eligibility for Services

Currently enrolled students are be eligible for services at SCS. In rare situations, staff may refer students whose concerns are beyond the scope of this office to effectively treat. Examples of possible concerns that may result in outside referrals include the following: students who have been psychiatrically hospitalized possibly due to a temporary detention order;  students with severe drug abuse or dependence; and students who are non-compliant or create a hostile work environment. SCS staff will assist students in finding appropriate local referral sources when any of these situations occur. Students are always eligible for emergency assessments as needed.

Initiating Services

If you are interested in starting services, call our office at (540) 831-5226 to schedule your first appointment. You will meet with a clinician at that time for a 15-20 minute initial consultation where you and the clinician will talk about your concerns and decide what the best service is for you and will get you scheduled for future appointments. 

Individual, Couples and Group Psychotherapy

College can be a wonderful experience, but also stressful.  Student Counseling Services (SCS) is here to help you increase your coping skills therefore you can have a more successful college experience. Short-term individual counseling is available for enrolled students, as clinically appropriate, with two options: traditional counseling (50 minute sessions) or concise counseling (30 minute sessions). If a student requires more intensive services or longer-term counseling, local treatment options and potential referrals will be offered. Groups change each semester, so make sure to check the website and social media platforms regularly to see what SCS has to offer.

We also offer limited after-hour appointments (Monday – Thursday) to students that demonstrate a need for appointments after 5 p.m. (students who work full-time, have an all day clinical internship, student teaching, etc.). During your initial consultation appointment, please let the clinician know that you would be interested in one of these slots. 

***There is a $25 fee for any scheduled appointment that a student does not attend or does not cancel with at least a 24-hour advance notice.***


Students will also have the option of participating in individual, couples, and group tele-behavioral health. Students must be physically present and/or in the state of Virginia at time of appointments to access tele-behavioral health services. After you are scheduled, you will then receive an email (to your Radford University account) with the link to complete your paperwork and an invitation to join your clinician through Zoom during your scheduled appointment time. Paperwork must be completed thoroughly and wholly or your scheduled appointment will have to be rescheduled.

Medication Evaluations and Management

Student Health Services (located in Moffett Hall) provides consultation, medication evaluation and monitoring with a licensed Psychiatric and other licensed healthcare providers. SCS will assist with referring students to this service as needed -- however, you do not need to be referred by us to seek psychiatric services through Student Health. If you are interested solely in psychiatric services/medication management, we reccommend contacting Student Health directly.

***There is a $25 fee for any scheduled appointment that a student does not attend or does not cancel with at least a 2-hour advance notice.***

Professional Consultation

Licensed professional staff is available to provide consultations to students, faculty, staff and parents. SCS does not share any information about clients without written consent or there is a life-threatening situation.

Referrals for Specialized Services

SCS provides students with information on community resources as needed.

Educational Programming

SCS provides educational programs on relevant well-being and mental health issues such as access to healthcare, stress management, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, colds and flu prevention, sexual health, alcohol and substance use, and nutrition.

Emergency Assessments

SCS provides emergency assessments during regular office hours; after-hour emergencies are referred to ACCESS (New River Valley Community Services) or CONNECT (Carilion Clinic).