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Counseling Services is open, but our therapist is working remotely. This ensures that we observe CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. All in-person counseling is suspended until further notice. For the rest of the semester, services will be provided via teletherapy only. Feel free to email for more information or with any questions that you may have. 

Fill out the Telehealth Informed Consent form Fill out the Informed Consent for Counseling Services

Adjusting to life at college isn't always easy. Sometimes, especially during these times of social isolation, people feel lonely.

Here are some strategies if you're feeling alone:

  1. Make it a Goal to have One Conversation a Day: meaningful in-person interactions can help you feel seen and connected. Try a roommate, an RA, a teacher or Counseling Services.
  2. Balanced Sleeping Patterns: Having regular, balanced sleeping patterns goes together with lower levels of loneliness. Too little or too much sleep don't lead to wellness, so pick a schedule that gives you your 8 hours.
  3. Exercise: Our campus is a beautiful place to take a walk and research shows that getting your body in motion leads to feeling better.
  4. Do your Schoolwork: Engage with the new material you're learning. It will help you connect in class and activate your brain.
  5. Call Home: Reach out to people who know and love you, but do it in moderation. Help yourself build a life here on campus.

If you are feeling really lonely and need to talk, you can always reach out to Counseling Services to set up an appointment by emailing We also have trained counselors available 24 hours a day if things feel urgent and you need to talk to someone right away. You can reach them by texting WVU to 741741 or by calling 304-788-6977.

If you are a current client, your counselor will be in touch concerning ongoing service options or you can reach her by emailing 

If you need to speak to someone immediately, you can do so by calling 304-788-6977.  A trained counselor will take your call. 

If you prefer to speak to someone via text, just text WVU to 741741 and a trained counselor will respond as quickly as possible.

Crisis Text Line - Text WVU to 741741

We look forward to seeing you in person again as soon as possible.