Counseling Services offers a broad range of preventative, remedial, and developmental services to the Valparaiso University community. Our mission is to promote the psychological well-being of students so as to enhance their healthy decision-making and overall functioning. Counseling Services assists students in overcoming personal issues that may negatively impact their ability to be successful and to make the most out of their experience at Valparaiso University. In addition, Counseling Services works with staff and faculty to improve the quality of the living and learning environment of their students. Counseling Services consists of the Counseling Center, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, and the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education office. We encourage you to learn more about these offices by using the links above.
The staff of Counseling Services welcomes all students and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity. We are supportive of students’ diverse racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities, language, class, gender, age, and religious/spiritual beliefs. We are committed to helping all students deal with discrimination and identity issues.
For immediate medical attention, or if you or someone is in imminent danger, please call 911.
For other emergencies, please call 219.464.5002 for assistance, or you may call 911 or go to the nearest hospital if our office is closed. An emergency may involve thoughts and plans of suicide or hurting yourself or others.
To learn more about various topics related to mental health, please go here. You can also check out our Suggested Apps & Websites page by going here.
Our Stress Relief & Relaxation Room is open to all students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about this, please go here.
For a free and confidential mental health screening for depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, or alcohol abuse, go to Online Screening.
For other screenings, click here.