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Monroe Park Campus
University Student Commons, Rm 238
907 Floyd Ave.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
VCU Medical Center Campus Campus
VMI Building, Room 412
1000 East Marshall Street
Monday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
T, Th, F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
After Hours Emergency?
Please call VCU Police dispatcher at (804) 828-1234 and ask to speak to a therapist.
You will be asked to complete some initial paperwork in person. Students must arrive at the counseling center before 4:30 p.m. during the academic year and before 4:00 p.m. during summer semester and academic breaks (e.g. spring break) to complete the paperwork. Once the paperwork is completed you will be seen for a RAM appointment.
During your RAM appointment, the therapist will ask questions that will help to clarify immediate issues, as well as review of our services, describing the usefulness and limitations of our short term model.
The therapist will help develop the optimal treatment plan with you which may include a recommendation for short-term individual therapy, long-term group therapy, expressive psychotherapy with a psychiatry resident, or helping you to locate a professional therapist off campus.
Eligibility for Services
We are a short-term, focused treatment agency. UCS services are free to all currently enrolled VCU students up to 12 sessions per academic year. On average, most students meet their needs within six to ten sessions. If it appears at the time of the intake appointment or at any later time, that long-term treatment is more appropriate for you; your therapist will help you in transferring to either group therapy, expressive psychotherapy with a psychiatry resident (if appropriate) or locating professional assistance off-campus.