Longwood University CAPS does not endorse or recommend a specific mental health service provider. This list is simply for your convenience and is not intended to be a complete listing of all mental health options in the area.

Local Mental Health Providers

Casting Your Cares, LLC

502 Beech Street, P.O. Box 173
Farmville, VA 23901

Beth Cook, LPC

Central Virginia Community Health Center - New Canton

25892 N. James Madison Hwy.
New Canton, VA 23123

Clearview Counseling
502 Beech Street
Farmville, VA 23901

Jason French, LPC

Crossroads Community Services Board

Serving Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland,
Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties.
Highway 460 East
Farmville, VA 23901

Fulcrum Counselors

5301 Farmville Road
Farmville, VA 23901

Glenn Fowlkes, LPC

Ben Hackney, LPC, CSOTP

Hampden-Sydney College Counseling

P.O. Box 656
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Central Virginia Health Services - Farmville

833 Buffalo Street

Farmville, VA 23901

Sarah Trimble, LCSW

Hope For Tomorrow Counseling

201 N. Main Street, #2201a
Farmville, VA 23901

Lauren Showalter, LPC

Jennifer Apperson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

2720 Layne Street
Farmville, VA 23901
Mondays Only (no Longwood students)

Piedmont Psychological Services

200-B Milnwood Road
Farmville, VA 23901

Lynn C. Blackwood, Jr., Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Cindy Landrum, B.A., M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor

Lynne M. Lunsford, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor

Cynthia Favret, B.S.
Testing Specialist/Education Tutor

Morgan Mahan, B.S.
Billing & Office Manager

Safe Harbor Counseling

502 Beech Street
Farmville, VA 23901

Theresa George, LPC

Sojourner Counseling

1 Mill Street,  #201
Farmville, VA 23901

Pat Thorne, LCSW


Piedmont Psychiatric Center (Lynchburg or Farmville) 
Call the central number to schedule in Lynchburg or Farmville
Central Number: 434-200-5999
*let them know you are a Longwood University student

3300 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503

935 South Main Street
Farmville, VA 24503


Campus Ministries

Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Janice Kiehm, Campus Minister
434-392-5733 or 


Rev. Alvin Thomas, III, Minister
434-390-0754 or

Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry

Ilsa Loeser, Campus Minister
434-414-5206 or 

Farmville Presbyterian Student Bible Study

Tom Robinson
434-808-3038 or   

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship

Emily Gibbs, Director
434-298-7037 or

Islamic Center Of Prince Edward County

Iman Bid S'ad Muhammad

Jewish Student Association

Irene Girgente

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Christine Ross, Group Leader
434-223-6056 or 

Farmville Catholic Campus Ministry

Tim Greer, Director of Catholic Campus Ministry
253-226-0538 or 

Wesley Foundation

Justin Hicks, Campus Minister

Young Life

Manny Betancourt, Advisor
919-610-8602 or 

Emergency/Hotline Numbers

  • Longwood Police Dispatch 434-395-2091
  • 2-1-1 Virginia 804-225-2000
  • Crossroads Crisis Hotline 800-548-1688
  • Charter Westbrook 800-544-9817
  • St. Mary's Emergency Center 804-281-8230
  • Tucker's Pavilion 800-436-0202
  • Virginia Baptist Hospital 434-947-4444
  • Virginia Family Violence Hotline 800-838-VADV
  • Poplar Springs Hospital 804-796-2100
  • Southside Center for Violence Prevention (SAVE) 888-819-2926
  • National Justice Hotline 567-SHATTER, Survivors of sexual assault, harassment and rape – call to learn legal options. Get connected to a trauma-informed, real person ready to listen and help.

Stress/Anxiety Management Apps

College can be a stressful time and many students use CAPS as a resource to help address concerns.  Below is a list of free apps that can be a valuable tool in managing anxiety or stress.  The listed apps provide various strategies such as meditation, soothing music, and breathing techniques.  Anyone can benefit from these apps.

1. Relax Melodies – Allows users to sleep through the night and relax with the use of 52+ melodies.  Users can even create their own mixes and combinations of melodies.

2.  Pacifica – This app provides tools that were designed by a psychologist using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.  The app encourages daily sessions so the user can learn how to manage stress, anxiety, or depression.  The app also offers a mood tracker, meditation, and breathing techniques.        

3.  Headspace:  Meditation – This app allows users to relax their mind by providing tips, meditation techniques, and skills to manage stress and anxiety.  It can help the user achieve more effective sleep and improved functioning throughout the day. 

4.  Meditation and Sounds by Verv – Provides meditation courses, relaxation music, quick 5-minute support (stress relief and meditation), and color therapy.

5.  The Mindfulness App – Allows users to relax their mind, using meditation with timed sessions.  Users can keep track of their journey and even customize their own meditations. 

LGBTQIA+ Resources:

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone services available 24/7/365.

Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7.
Access through a computer.

Text START to 678-678
Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365.
Standard messaging rates may apply.

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline
Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. Connects LGBT older people with friendly responders. For LGBT elders and caretakers.
1-877-360-LGBT (5428)
Confidential support and crisis response, available 24/7.

Trans Lifeline
A 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada is staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
1-877-565-8860 (United States)
1-877-330-6366 (Canada)
Confidential, 24/7 crisis support.

Veteran Resources:

Veterans Crisis Line
Send a text to 838255

Online Resources

Below, you'll find links to some helpful online resources that contain information on all sorts of issues that you or a friend may be dealing with.

  • WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being
  • The Student Virtual Counseling Pamphlet Collection offers an extensive list of online resources with topics that range from alcohol and substance abuse, relationships, depression, traumatic events — to study/test-taking skills. You can also find information about mental health and personal issues, and the site is designed with student concerns in mind
  • The APA Help Center is hosted by the American Psychological Association and is full of information designed for non-professionals who want to learn more about various psychological topics. The site also includes a feature that allows visitors to search for mental health providers in their area
  • The National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH) is a really good source of information on mental health topics and issues
  • The American Psychiatric Association site contains information on a wealth of subjects related to mental health
  • What Is Depression?  Let this animated video with a dog shed light on the subject