If you want a consultation with a licensed mental health professional at any time when a semester is in session, you are welcome to call Student Counseling Services (SCS) and ask to speak with one of the counselors. SCS is available to consult with you about any student concerns. Because of the nature of confidentiality requirements, the counselors are unable to confirm if a student is being seen but can give advice or suggestions about hypothetical situations. In most cases since the SCS operates on a confidential basis, the mental health professional may also ask that you convey your concerns to the Dean of Students Office so that the BCT can be informed.
Student Counseling Services are available to any student who is enrolled at Radford University. The center provides brief therapy services and is staffed by licensed mental health professionals. The center also provides medication management by a psychiatrist and a nurse practitioner. These services are offered free of charge to the student.
SCS provides counseling sessions by appointment. You may have the student call from your office to schedule an appointment or you may walk them to the office located in the basement of Tyler Hall. It is important that your demeanor is one of concern, yet calm and supportive. Often a student’s willingness to agree to therapy can be affected by the first response they receive after self-disclosing to a faculty or staff member.
To refer a student to counseling or seek consultation, please call Student Counseling Services at 540-831-5226.