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Office ofCounseling Services

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To speak to a counselor immediately, 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.