Counseling Services Remains Open!

We are Different but We are Here.

“We recognize that the upcoming election can impact people in multiple ways. Check out this Election Stress Kit 2020 for support ideas.”

Counseling Services will continue to offer a range of services to Valparaiso University Students and to provide support to the Valparaiso University Community through phone and video consultations throughout the summer semesters. For either of the two summer sessions, students must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour to be eligible for all available services, including continued one to one time with a mental health provider. However, please review our website for a host of support options available to all regardless of current student status. If you need help with navigating these resources or are interested in receiving support from Valparaiso University Counseling Services please email counseling.center@valpo.edu

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.

Statement of Support

The VU Counseling Center joins the rest of the Valparaiso University community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and oppression that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they are especially injurious in a unique way to members of our Black and African-American community. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. As a mental health service, the VU Counseling Center is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by this trauma.

 

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.

For an example of a self-help topic you can check this video out about Coping through Coronavirus here.

 

 

For more information about TAO Connect Self-Help and to see sample sessions please click here.

After creating an account you can log into TAO using your mobile device.

  

Also visit our YouTube Channel for informational videos from Counseling Services Staff.