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Office ofCounseling Services

For Urgent/Crisis Support, please call 757-683-4401, press OPTION 2.

This line is available to all ODU students 24/7/365.


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The Office of Counseling Services is the only campus agency that provides comprehensive mental health services to enrolled students.

Although our office name is Counseling Services, we provide more services than our name implies. We support the academic mission of the university by helping students resolve stressful circumstances in their lives that can be a hindrance to their academic goals. We do this through consultation, individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and variety of outreaches and workshops for the student body.

Our services are offered in an atmosphere that is welcoming and respectful of all students regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or physical status.

Our staff is committed to your success and we are devoted to partnering with you to make your college years a satisfying experience.


Our Service Delivery Model of Care

We have adopted a new flexible step model of care which provides students with the right level of service based on their presenting needs. It also offers quick access to services through on-demand, same-day counseling options.

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How to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, you may call, walk in, or schedule online.

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How You Can Help Others

If you know a student who needs counseling, there are ways you can help.

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Do you think you need a little extra support?

ULifeline is a free resource available to all ODU students and has information on how to better cope with anxiety, stress, and depression.



Interested in finding a private practice therapist in the community?

ODU has partnered with PATH who will provide concierge service for ODU faculty, staff, and students. Path is a mental health referral group that can help you find a high-quality therapist who is in-network with your health insurance. Path's services are open to all Old Dominion Students, Faculty and Staff, and their families, and they have a broad and diverse network of Virginia therapists that you can select from. The Path team will help you find the right therapist, understand your insurance benefits, and is available 7 days a week to help you feel supported in your search. You can visit Path's website or contact 757.720.2953 (text or call) to begin your search.


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