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Counseling Center Accredited by IACS

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide a confidential, safe, supportive, and trusting environment that empowers students to develop the awareness and skills that will enable them to be "citizen leaders who are prepared to make a positive contribution to the common good of society."

Counseling services are offered to help students achieve academic and personal success and experience more effective, responsible, and satisfying lives.  Our services are available to any actively enrolled Longwood student (residential student, commuter student, distance learner, on-line student, graduate student) who has paid the comprehensive fee.  If an enrolled student is unable to present to the Counseling Center, the Director will provide an initial phone consultation and appropriate referral.

 
 
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  • Mood Improvement Group

    This group aims to help you improve your mood and energy levels, as well as help identigy and remove obstacles that may be interfering with your social or academic success.  If you have been feeling deperessed, down, hopeless, homesick, or are having problems with motivation, this group may be for you. 

    The group meets on Tuesdays starting at 3:30pm in the Counseling Center group room.  If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Joanne Paek or Dr. Amanda McKinney at 434-395-2409.

     
  • Succeed Socially

    College is a time of excitement, challenge, and growth—socially as well as academically.  It may be difficult to feel comfortable at times.  Loneliness and fear are common, normal feelings that many students experience.  Succeed Socially is a group designed to help make the process of forming friendships a little easier.  Each week, the group will focus on learning social skills to enhance and build friendships and explore new ways of being socially engaged on campus.

    The group meets on Mondays starting at 4:00pm in the Counseling Center group room.  If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Chelsea Carroll or Dr. Davino at 434.395.2409.

     

     
  • Longwood University Counseling Center Reaccredited

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    Longwood University’s Counseling Center has been fully reaccredited by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc.

    IACS found the Counseling Center offered competent and reliable professional services, while continuing professional development and demonstrating excellence in counseling performance. The center is directed by Dr. Maureen J. Walls-McKay and consists of two other professional providers and supervised graduate interns.

    Established in 1972, the center provides individual and group counseling to Longwood students, and a training program for graduate-level students. In addition to individual counseling sessions, the center offers crisis intervention for students facing psychological emergencies.

    IACS is an Alexandria, Va.-based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.

     
  • Stress and Anxiety Management Group

    The stress and anxiety management group has the dual purpose of providing a support group and teaching new coping strategies to help manage the symptoms of stress.  This will be an open group and each week will introduce new techniques on managing stress.  Each group session will be divided into two parts.  During the first part, group members will be providing support for one another as they cope with every day stress.  The second part of the group will be devoted to learning methods to mange anxiety and stress.

    The group meets on Thursdays starting at 3:30pm in the Counseling Center group room.  If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Elizabeth Chassey or Dr. David Davino at 434-395-2409.

     
  • A.C.T. Group

    This group was started as an office collaboration between the Counseling Center and Office of Disability Resources in the Fall '09 and will continue in the Fall '14 semester. The group is open to any student who has officially registered with the Office of Disability Resources. The group meets on Thursdays starting at 3:30pm in the Office of Disability Resources conference room.

    Advocacy, Communication, and Transition are at the core of what we discuss in this support group format. The students who have committed to each other for once a week for the better part of two semesters have found the group to be therapeutic and comfortable enough to openly discuss ideas and conflicts in their lives and process them with each other.

    For more information contact the Office of Disability Resources.

     
 

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:15am-5:00pm

We are located in the Health & Fitness Center, Upper Level, South (back) entrance.

 

Counseling Intake Online

After scheduling an appointment, click on the link below to complete the on-line counseling intake.  If you have not set up an appointment, please call 434.395.2409 to schedule one prior to completing the intake information.  Completing the intake information does not mean that you have an appointment. 

*The link below can only be accessed from a computer that is on campus and not wireless.*

Counseling Intake