Welcome to the Counseling Center!
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 enrolled in 7 or more academic credits in their undergrad or graduate programs. 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.
- About the Counseling Center
- Responding To Students In Distress
- Types Of Student Distress
- Emergency Contacts
- Counseling Resources
Assistance regarding emotional support pet requests is processed in the Office of Learning Resources.
Counseling Hours for appointments
Monday through Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Counseling Center location
Cooley Hall Rooms 301 – 307
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Drive to the closest emergency room
Contact Concern Hotline
Make An Appointment
Call (540) 665-4530
I was feeling like I had dug myself into such a deep hole I could never get out, but I was able to sort through my feelings and find out that there were some solutions to my situation that I could do.”
—Sophomore Nursing student
Counseling helped lower my anxiety and helped me realize that what I was going through didn’t mean I was crazy, that it’s just part of figuring out how to manage class time and free time.”
—Junior Conservatory student
Meeting with a counselor has helped me see things more clearly and has helped me get back on the right track both with my studies and with my personal life.”
—Physician Assistant Graduate student
I was embarrassed to admit that I needed help, what my friends would think, what if my Dad found out…I realized that getting help was a good thing and my friends were more supportive than I expected, and my parents were never told a thing!”
—Freshman Conservatory student
I was carrying a lot of grief and anger for awhile, it’s a relief to dump all that stuff and find better ways to deal with everyday life.”
—Pharmacy Graduate student
I never felt I was worth it, but now I have much to look forward to and continuing at SU will help me get to where I want to go!”
—Sophomore Business School student