Counseling Services offers a broad range of preventative, remedial, and developmental services to the Valparaiso University community. We assist students in functioning more effectively in the University environment by helping them define and accomplish their personal and academic goals. In addition, Counseling Services works with staff, faculty, and administrators to improve the quality of the living and learning environment at the University. The Valparaiso University Counseling Services consists of the Counseling Center, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, and the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education Office.
Counseling is a relationship between a counselor and a client seeking help. The relationship is one of trust and confidence in which clients learn to explore themselves and their abilities to cope with life more effectively. Counselors believe that individuals have worth, dignity, and the capability of solving their own problems when they understand themselves and their alternatives. Counseling can go beyond helping people solve problems. It may also be helpful in promoting personal growth and development.
To schedule an intake appointment at the Counseling Center:
To schedule an assessment at OADE:
To schedule an appointment at SAAFE:
Stress and Relaxation Room
An emergency may generally be considered a situation in which you are concerned about the immediate safety and well being of yourself or of someone else.
An emergency might involve:
For a free and confidential mental health screening for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Alcohol Abuse, go to http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/VALPARAISO
The keyword: is "VALPARAISO"
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