The years at college can be amongst the most gratifying and challenging of a person’s life. The transition into adulthood propels choices about ways of living and learning that must accommodate a more complex world of relationships and ideas. The demands of pursuing academic goals may add to the difficulties of personal and work commitments. These choices and changes can sometimes create or intensify problems in living in ways that are hard to understand and harder yet to find one’s way. The Counseling Center is prepared to respond to the mental health needs of the College community in a compassionate, competent and confidential manner. The professionally licensed counseling staff provides personal counseling, informational programs and practical consultations, all free of charge. Appointments can be made in person or by telephone at 540-375-2302. After hours emergencies should be directed to Campus Safety at 375-2310.