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, visit us during our walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 1-3pm). You will meet with a clinician at that time for a 15-20 minute assessment 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 your first appointment. 

Individual, Couples and Group Psychotherapy

Professional counselors provide supportive short-term counseling to enrolled students. 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. Groups change each semester, so make sure to check the website and social media platforms regularly to see what SCS has to offer.

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.

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).