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.

Advanced Skills

Have you completed the counseling workshops and interested in learning more dialectical behavioral therapy skills?

CAPS will be offering an advanced skills group on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m. that will focus on developing more skills centered in emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance, all incorporating mindfulness.

In addition to learning skills and engaging in activities, group members will also have an opportunity to share their experiences with the skills and gain/provide feedback about personal matters.

If you are interested in this group, please contact CAPS at longwoodcaps@longwood.edu or (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.