Our providers are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Psychologists who are dedicated to the personal growth and development of Longwood students. Advanced graduate student interns also provide counseling services under the supervision of the professional staff.

Fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc

CAPS offers confidential mental health programs and services to currently enrolled Longwood University students. 

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Support Groups

Advocacy, Communication and Transition (ACT)

This weekly support group is a long-standing collaboration between CAPS and the Office of Disability Resources (ODR).

The group is open to any student who has registered with ODR.

Advocacy, Communication, and Transition (ACT) provides a safe and supportive place for students to openly share concerns, discuss issues, gain specific skills and strategies to meet personal goals, and receive support and encouragement.

If you are interested in ACT and/or have questions, please contact Dana Kieran (434)395-2391 or Dr. Maureen Walls-McKay at (434)395-2409.

The College Conversation

Since arriving at Longwood, have you experienced a difficult time adjusting to your new environment?

Have you,

  • Had issues with your roommate
  • Felt homesick
  • Had a difficult time keeping up with your coursework
  • Felt overwhelmed by changes 

These are all very common experiences of first-year or transfer students and often can produce symptoms of stress, anxiety and mild depression.

This weekly group will focus on the discussion of issues that arise with adjusting to college/Longwood while learning coping strategies and skills to help with the college transition and receiving support from counselors and fellow students experiencing similar issues.

If you are interested and/or have questions, please contact Alli Gatta at (434)395-2409.

Stress and Anxiety Management Group

This group is designed for students who have symptoms related to stress and anxiety and are seeking support and methods to cope with stress.

In the group, students who experience stress and anxiety can gain support and constructive feedback from other students who struggle with problems related to stress/anxiety.

Counselors will present psychoeducational information related to stress/anxiety, at the request of the group.

If you are interested in the group and/or have questions, please contact Dr. David Davino at 434.395.2409.