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Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services

Counseling Services is located on the ground floor of Gardiner Hall and is accessed through the Health Center. We are staffed by three full-time licensed clinical social workers from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Appointments can be scheduled by completing an online request form through RamPulse found here: Request for Counseling Services or by calling the Health Center at 304-876-5161.

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Daily walk-in appointments are available for immediate needs through the Health Center

Our Purpose

Free confidential counseling is available on campus to all students. We focus primarily on short-term counseling. Referrals to outside agencies for more extensive or comprehensive services are also available; however, Shepherd University will not assume the cost for these outside services.

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Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please seek mental health support.

If you are responding to a distressed student, use ALGEE from Mental Health First Aid:

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