October 2021 update: We have filled all of the spaces for new clients in our counselors' schedules for this semester.
Who We Serve
We support the psychological health, well-being, and recovery from trauma and other concerns of University of Virginia students, as well as faculty and staff who face financial and/or other barriers to receiving care in the community. We welcome clients of all gender, racial, sexual, and other identities. Counseling is available either in-person or via secure telehealth platform. Clients must be 18 or older and physically located in Virginia to receive counseling from us. We will provide referrals to students, faculty or staff living outside of Virginia.
We provide confidential individual and group counseling free of charge. We usually have a wait list for new clients seeking individual counseling. We also provide referrals to therapists in the Charlottesville area, as well as guidance in how to seek a therapist near your location for those living outside this area. Learn more about ways to find a provider that meets your needs on our Other Therapy Options page.
Types of Services
Group Therapy: The Women’s Center offers support and therapy groups for survivors of sexual assault, as well as for other concerns. Visit our Find a Group page or call us at 434-982-2252 to learn more.
Individual Therapy: We see UVA students for a variable length of time, depending on their needs and goals. We see University of Virginia staff and faculty for up to 12 sessions. Most clients are scheduled for one 50-minute session per week.
- UVA Students:
- CAPS Emergency and Crisis Services, 434-243-5150 (24/7, on-call clinician available) or walk-in during CAPS' business hours (Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm)
- TimelyCare's 24/7 TalkNow service allows students to connect with a mental health professional any time of day, either by phone or video. Students can use TalkNow to discuss any concern, from conflicts with roommates to mental health crises. Staff are happy to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Download the TimelyCare app to get started with the TalkNow service.
- UVA Faculty and Staff:
- Faculty and Employee Assistance Program, 434-243-2643