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Counseling Services

Our Mission

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.

Counseling Services Hours and Appointments

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

Counseling Services is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM-4:30 PM. Appointments can be made by e-mailing counseling@wvwc.edu or deem.a@wvwc.edu. Students can also call 304-473-8803 or walk into the Center.

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 deem.a@wvwc.edu.

Confidentiality

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

Counseling Resources

Community Care of West Virginia
304-924-6262

United Summit Center
304-269-5220

Appalachian Community Health Center
304-473-2022

Helplines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org

HELP4WV
1-844-HELP4WV
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.

Contact Us

counseling@wvwc.edu
304-473-8803