The mission of West Virginia College Counseling Services is to provide a professional and confidential setting of non-judgement for the psychological, emotional, and developmental support of students as they pursue academic goals and explore personal growth. It is our goal to act as a resource for faculty and staff to assist in their interactions with students.
We provide time limited/short-term individual consultation or referral for dealing with a crisis, anxiety, depression, homesickness, loneliness, identity concerns, couples concerns, family stress, grief/loss, alcohol/drug problems, adjustment, relapse prevention, sexual orientation issues, and trouble coping.
We can help you improve your academic success by reducing stress and anxiety, as well as, learning time management skills.
We support survivors of sexual and domestic violence, stalking and harassment.
The First Visit
When contacting Counseling Services for the first time, students will set up an initial intake appointment. In this appointment the counselor will:
- Provide information about what to expect from the counseling process
- Discuss the student’s presenting issues and concerns
- Develop a plan for treatment including referral to a counselor either on or off campus who best meets the student’s needs
Hours and Appointments
In case of emergency, contact 911 or St. Joseph’s Hospital at 304-473-2000.
Eligibility and Cost
Currently enrolled WVWC undergraduate students and students enrolled in the Graduate Programs at WVWC are eligible to receive services at Counseling Services.
Counseling from the Center is free. However, if a student is in need of a higher level of care or the Center cannot accommodate a student’s needs, counselors will assist in locating third-party care. The student will then be responsible for covering these third-party costs. There are scholarships to assist students in need. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information you share in counseling is confidential. Your counselor cannot share your information with anyone except to consult with other educated counselors. You must sign a consent form in order for a counselor to release your information to any other individuals, including your parents.
Please note: The counselor is required by law and professional ethics to disregard confidentiality if:
- A student discloses their life or others’ lives are in danger
- A student communicates a child or vulnerable adult abuse is taking place
- A court requests counseling records related to a crime
Community Care of West Virginia
United Summit Center
Appalachian Community Health Center
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Offers a 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any
West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue.
Counseling Center Policies and Procedures