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December 09, 2015

Perfect Illusions, an open-mic style event hosted by the UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns, aims to break the silence surrounding body image and eating disorders. The students, counselors, medical and athletics professionals who make up the coalition provide this event each year to support students in recovery and to raise awareness of the prevalence of eating and exercise concerns on Grounds.

September 21, 2015

One of the main approaches being used by the counseling staff at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is Motivational Interviewing. This is a collaborative conversation style approach for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. This approach is strengths-based and is based on principles of partnership, acceptance, compassion and evocation. There are three different ways that staff at the Women’s Center are involved with Motivational Interviewing:  counseling, training and coaching members of the U.Va. community, and professional presentations.

August 31, 2015

We are so happy to introduce a new member of the Women's Center team, Latoria White!

Latoria White is joining us as Counselor in Residency. She will be providing counseling, outreach, and case management services to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

August 17, 2015

The art of coloring is no longer a fond memory from our childhood. Buy yourself a coloring book that interests you, grab a set of colored pencils, and go to town. Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. The art of coloring in the lines is an effective tool for relaxation. When you sit down and color, your focus lies only on that activity. This type of focus pushes the stress in your life aside when pencil (or crayon) hits paper. You tap into your creative side and activate your imagination through your color choices and even choice of coloring page.

May 01, 2015

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is excited to announce Catherine Erickson as our new full-time counselor! The position was made possible by additional funding from the University expressly for an additional Trauma Counselor at the Women’s Center. U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan made the announcement following the Rolling Stone media coverage of sexual assault on Grounds.

April 29, 2015

In the early 1990s, I moved to Charlottesville to obtain psychiatric and psychopharmacological treatment. I lived in Charlottesville from 1991-1997, and it was an extremely difficult and very sad time in my life. However, the helpful and friendly staff at the U.Va. Womens’ Center, now renamed Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, helped to make a sad and difficult time as bearable and productive as possible.

April 07, 2015

The University of Virginia’s ultra-secret Seven Society recently announced gifts totaling $115,554 to U.Va.’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center to “more broadly encourage the kind of action and attention necessary to realize the empathy and understanding that must lie at the heart of this place.” The gifts came after the society

March 31, 2015

When Extended Family Asks Questions

February 26, 2015

For the first time, the Counseling program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center and the Counseling and Psychological Services at U.Va. (CAPS) hosted two consecutive Mental Wellness Screening Days on Feb.

February 17, 2015

When I was 10 years old, I wanted to be a gymnast. At 15 years old, I wanted to be a journalist. At 20 years old, I wanted to be a teacher. And at 25 years old, I just wanted to be happy…

At almost 30 years old - on the verge of yet another major career change and international move with my husband, the goal is … to at least be able to finally afford buying a real couch for my living room – one of those L-shaped sectionals that I could just sink into after a long day of work.