Hoos Mental Health

*If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others call 911*

Resources:

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: mls2fr@virgina.edu

Hannah Hardiman: hch5et@virginia.edu

Katelyn Shea: kas9ph@virginia.edu

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Who’s served?

    • UVA students

  • What’s offered?

    • Clinical Services

      • Group therapy

      • Brief individual therapy (5-6 sessions)

      • Psychiatric services

      • Care management

      • 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

  • Intake Process

    • 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.

  • Duration

    • 5-6 sessions or referral out into the community, depending on each individual’s situation.

  • Contact

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center

  • Who’s served?

    • UVA students: both women AND men

  • What’s offered?

    • Individual counseling

    • Couple counseling

    • Group counseling

  • Intake Process

    • 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

  • Duration

    • 50 minute sessions, usually weekly

    • More long-term, determined by the client's need

  • Contact

The Center for Clinical Psychological Services (Sheila C. Johnson Center)

  • Who’s served?

    • UVA students and Charlottesville community

  • What’s offered?

    • 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

  • Intake Process

    • Call M-F (8-5) to schedule an appointment. They have a slightly faster intake than other programs because they do charge a fee.

  • Duration

    • 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.

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Mary D. Ainsworth Psychological Clinic

  • Who’s served?

    • UVA students

  • What’s offered?

    • Testing/assessments for academic/ psychological issues

      • Includes

        • School placement

        • Learning disabilities

        • Attention deficit problems

        • Emotional difficulties

      • 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.

  • Intake Process

    • 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

  • Duration

    • However long is needed

    • Hours are 9am-5pm M-F

    • Appointments are scheduled on an individual basis

    • No fees

  • Contact

Frank C. McCue Center

  • Who’s served?

    • UVA student-athletes

  • What’s offered?

    • 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.

  • Intake Process

    • 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

    • Duration depends on the student-athletes specific needs and situation.

  • Contact

    • Please contact either the psychologists assigned to you or the psychologist you prefer to talk to.

Private Counselors

  • Who’s served?

    • 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.

  • What’s offered?

    • 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.

  • Intake Process

    • Private counselors can be found in a variety of methods:

      • Referrals by outside individuals such as medical professionals, friends, or family

      • Online Databases

    • 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.

  • Duration

    • 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

  • Contact