Welcome to the Counseling Center!
As part of the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, the purpose of Shenandoah University’s Counseling Center is to help students successfully achieve both their academic and personal goals. Clinicians provide short term personal and confidential counseling on both an individual and group basis and services are free to all matriculating, degree seeking students. Our clinicians do provide teletherapy for distance learners. Please note that SU students taking online courses may be limited in the type of direct services employed if they reside out of the state of Virginia due to state law licensure restrictions.
Students can address any number of concerns including life transitions, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and self-harm. Our goal is to help students live effective, responsible, and satisfying lives. We value and respect the privacy and diversity of each campus community member and endeavor to help them feel confident in making informed decisions which will enhance the quality of their lives.
A wellness philosophy serves as the foundation for all services and programs. Wellness helps students be more responsible for their lives and understand the factors that affect their well-being. Students are at a greater risk when they meet demands and challenges without informed and reflective decision-making. In order to help our campus community maintain a healthy balance in life and a success in academic, vocational, and personal goals, best practices in counseling, support, and referral services are available.
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nancy Schulte, LCSW
Counseling Center Director
Phone: (540) 665-4530
Fax: (540) 665-5576
Cooley Hall Rooms 301 – 307
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Contact Concern Hotline (available 24/7)
(540) 667 – 0145
Announcements: Come out to the Brandt Student Center to make emoji cookies this Friday, 9/23!
Wednesday Sept. 28 – Nov. 23 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sometimes the transition to college life can be tricky. We have expectations about what college might be like, and often, when we get here, it is not exactly how we though it would be. So if you would like a place to meet with your fellow peers in a safe and friendly environment, to discuss some of the challenges and successes you have had navigating and adjusting so far, we invite you to join the “Thriving in College” group. This small group is open to all freshman and will meet for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Cooley Hall.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Roxie Ostlund at 540-665-4868 or email@example.com.
ATTENTION FACULTY & STAFF :
Free webinar to connect students to campus support services!
At-Risk for Faculty & Staff teaches users to identify, approach and connect students to campus support services. The program facilitates student retention, academic performance, and the overall safety of students, faculty, and the entire campus community.
At Risk’s online program is particularly helpful because they allow users to gain skills by making personal choices in a risk-free environment, which allows room for mistakes or do-overs. Because effective listening is shown to be more effective than longer office hours for faculty, learning how to recognize signs of distress and intervene can prevent a domino effect of stress happening for students.
***Please log in to: https://www.kognitocampus.com/login Enrollment Key: shenu665 Available until October 7th
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Free interactive program (only 30 minutes, available from any computer 24/7!) designed to teach participants how to recognize signs of psychological distress in a fellow student and allows a student to practice, through role-play conversations, how to approach at-risk students, how to discuss their concerns, and how to connect them with resources on and off campus. This program is FREE due to our membership in Active Minds, and is available until OCTOBER 7th!
Log into https://active-minds.kognito.com to get started! Enrollment Key: shenu665
ACTIVE Minds is the leading national student organization that promotes the active engagement of college students speaking about mental health issues. Read More at www.activeminds.org and sign up to become a member at SU. Please email Leanne Wonesh at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Each of our clinicians is committed to helping students live more effective, responsible, and satisfying lives. Read More
Making An Appointment
The easiest way to make and appointment is to email the Counseling Center Director, Nancy Schulte. Read More
What to Expect
What can you expect during your initial visit? Read more.
Resources & Referrals
The Counseling Center maintains a resource library of books, handouts and pamphlets for use by students. Read More
Forms & Handouts
These papers and many more (as well as brochures) are available in the Counseling Center office, Cooley Hall rooms 301-307. Read More
Mental health emergencies which occur during office hours (9-5pm) can be handled by contacting the Counseling Center at (540) 665-4530 and asking to speak to Nancy Schulte prior to sending the student over to our center’s location at Cooley Hall room 303 (if at all possible). Read More
Responding to Students in Distress
When and how to refer a student to the Counseling Center Read More
For Faculty and Staff
The Counseling Center can provide workshops to train faculty and staff in identifying, intervening and referring students who appear to be in distress for any number of reasons. Read More
Congratulations on being the parent of a college student! College is an exciting and challenging time for students and parents alike. Read More
Thank you for your interest in Shenandoah University’s Counseling Center’s Internship Program. Read More
In an effort to reach out to students, faculty, and staff, the Counseling Center provides educational programming on mental health topics of interest to the campus community. We also have expertise in alcohol and other drug issues. Read More