Hoos Mental Health
*If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others call 911*
If you have questions or concerns about any of the information here, please contact the Safety and Wellness Mental Health representatives at one of these emails:
Maddie Schinstock: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Hardiman: email@example.com
Katelyn Shea: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Brief individual therapy (5-6 sessions)
Emergency and Crisis Services
Walk-ins to speak with the on-call clinician are available M-F 8am-5pm
After business hours (M-F 8am-5pm) students can call (434) 243-5150 to connect with their after hour services called Fonemed. A registered nurse will assess your mental health concerns and direct you to the most appropriate care
For an initial appointment call (434) 243-5150. An appointment will be set-up for a brief screening. This is a 15-20 min phone call to help CAPS clinicians understand why the student has contacted CAPS. Students are asked what they need help with/ how their concerns are affecting their functioning
After this brief screening, the student may be asked to attend an in-person intake. This is a 90-minute in-person meeting. The student will complete an in-person questionnaire and meet with a counselor to discuss needs.
5-6 sessions or referral out into the community, depending on each individual’s situation.
If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others call 911
Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center
UVA students: both women AND men
Call during which a counselor will gather basic information on you
Schedule a consultation (typical), put on waitlist, or, if needed, referred out to another provider
First consultation focuses on what you need and what you can gain from Women’s Center counseling
50 minute sessions, usually weekly
More long-term, determined by the client's need
The Center for Clinical Psychological Services (Sheila C. Johnson Center)
UVA students and Charlottesville community
Therapy with doctoral student counselors and Psychological assessment services
*Note: therapy services are not free, but they will work with your income level and in some cases insurance
Call M-F (8-5) to schedule an appointment. They have a slightly faster intake than other programs because they do charge a fee.
Depends on the specific needs of the client. Psychotherapy is available and the cost is created from a sliding scale based on the client’s income.
Comprehensive assessments typically last a full day and are often conducted by an assessment team that includes doctoral students and licensed psychologists. Briefer assessments are conducted when clinically appropriate.
Mary D. Ainsworth Psychological Clinic
Testing/assessments for academic/ psychological issues
Attention deficit problems
Openings are limited and occur in December, April, and June
10-12 assessments are completed per year
UVA students 17 and up recommended by SDAC have priority short term or long term therapy/ counseling
Openings are limited and occur mainly September- January
Openings are based on training needs of graduate students
Generally there is a wait for therapy
Frequent treatment issues include: depression, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, personal adjustment problems, anxiety, phobias, obsessions and/or compulsions, and eating disorders.
Since this is a training clinic a phone intake screening is completed with anyone interested in therapy to make sure the clinic can give the correct level of care
However long is needed
Hours are 9am-5pm M-F
Appointments are scheduled on an individual basis
Frank C. McCue Center
Sports psychologists are there to help student-athletes with a variety of issues. Services can range from athletic performance issues to general mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Sports psychologists will also work with Sports medicine to facilitate any medications.
Student-Athletes should have met with their counselors at the beginning of the year and have been provided with contact information. Call, text, or email your point psychologists, or the psychologist you prefer, to set up an appointment.
Duration depends on the student-athletes specific needs and situation.
Please contact either the psychologists assigned to you or the psychologist you prefer to talk to.
Everyone, though insurance is usually necessary to offset cost and a copay will be required as well. Copays vary based on insurance providers and individual counselors.
Varies based on provider, but private counselors are often are able to work with people in many different areas of concern. Often times, counselors will have a particular specialty with which they are well versed in.
Private counselors can be found in a variety of methods:
Referrals by outside individuals such as medical professionals, friends, or family
If contacting a private counselor through an online database, you will be emailing or calling a counselor. In your initial contact, it’s helpful if you mention what you hope to work on with the counselor, your insurance and/or financial situation, and some available times during the week. Some counselors may not have availability, in which case they may refer you to someone else or you will have to search again. It’s helpful to email a couple of counselors at once in the beginning.
Psychology Today: A database of counselors from all over the country. It allows you to refine your search to specific locations, accepted insurances, and areas of need. This database does not show the availability of the counselor.
Counseling Center Referral Database: A great resource from CAPS which allows UVA students to look up counselors. The database allows you to refine your search to specific insurances, areas of experience, and even UVA bus routes. Counselors on this list are also guaranteed to have some availability, though it is not assured that it will be during your available times.
For as long as you and the counselor determine to be necessary. This may be influenced by cost. Private counseling is usually a more long term option