Counseling is provided through Student Health & Counseling Services. Counseling Services is temporarily relocating to Bast Center, Suite 220 due to COVID-19. Health Services is still located at 211 High Street.
Counseling services are confidential and free to RC students. There may be a no show fee, however, if the appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Appointments can be requested by completing a counseling request form, availabe on Form Finder. This allows us to triage requests and meet urgent needs. Please feel free to call the office at 540.375.2286 with questions.
All currently enrolled students are eligible for our services, which include:
- Counseling for individuals and couples. Our goal is to provide short-term services. Students needing, or requesting, long-term care may be referred off campus.
- Counseling can be for personal development reasons or for treatment of diagnosed mental health conditions.
- Group counseling on topics such as: Stress Management, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, and/or Body Image Challenges, LGBTQ+ support ( RC D.R.I.V.E.), Learning to Love Your Selfie, Emotional Intelligence (learning about and managing emotions). Note: these groups may be offered virtually and/or suspended due to COVID-19
- Let's Talk -- Informal, short duration drop-in consultation for students new to counseling who have questions about counseling and/or have a quick question or concern.
- Consultations to family and friends as well as RC faculty/staff.
- On call coverage for campus emergencies.
- Drug/alcohol and health education- including Reality Check and Let's Be Blunt group sanctions for substance use violations on campus.
- Outreach- including presentations on Stress Management and Healthy Relationships to the campus community, and coordinating the Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention for both campus and off campus community members.
- Referrals for Medication Management (on or off campus as needed)
- Referrals to specialists off campus as needed
- Wellness resources, including resources for LGBTQ+ students and suggested wellness apps
If you don’t think you need assistance from a licensed mental health provider at this time, check out Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Self-Help here.