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At the Carruth Center, we provide a variety of psychological, psychiatric, and counseling services for a wide range of student concerns.

Individual Counseling : Students have the opportunity to sit down with a counselor one-on-one to discuss their concerns in a private and confidential setting. Our short-term individual counseling sessions last about forty-five to fifty minutes and may be held once a week, once every other week, or less frequently. Many students find that their concerns are resolved in three to four sessions.

Couples Counseling : Couples counseling is offered only on a very limited basis at CCPPS. Both partners must be an enrolled WVU student to qualify for services.  Students interested in the service should contact the Carruth Center at 304-293-4431 and ask to speak to the case manager or clinical director.

Group Counseling: Group counseling offers students the opportunity to meet with other students experiencing similar concerns. All group counseling sessions are intended to facilitate a supportive and confidential therapeutic environment. A clinician helps guide and direct the students during the group session. Group counseling sessions are held weekly and often last for a few weeks for an hour to an hour and a half per session. More information can be found on our group counseling page.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling:The Student Assistance Program offers a number of different counseling options for students seeking drug or alcohol counseling. Students may participate in individual counseling, group counseling, and educational activities. The Student Assistance Program also provides information concerning community resources, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. More information can be found on the Student Assistance Program page.

Drop-In HoursDrop-in counseling is available for students Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. 

During the hours of 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, only drop-ins experiencing a psychological or psychiatric crisis will be seen.

Students arriving after 3:00 PM who are not experiencing a psychological or psychiatric crisis may be asked to schedule an appointment for the following day.

Drop-in hours are appropriate for students:

  • in crisis with an urgent concern
  • feeling as though they need immediate help
  • with a concern that may be resolved in only one session.

If you’re unsure of what you may need, please use the drop-in hours or give us a call at (304) 293-4431.

If your concerns are not urgent and/or you wish to set up regular services, scheduling an appointment will set aside a time for you and reduce your wait time. 

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