Crisis Intervention Services During Winter Break
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or visit your local emergency room.
If you are experiencing a psychological emergency, call 304-293-4431 or an emergency hotline in your home community. To locate a hotline in your area, search online.
WVU’s Crisis Text Line is free, confidential and available 24/7. Text WVU to 721741
Due to licensing restrictions, Carruth Center’s counselors are unable to provide care to students who are outside of West Virginia. . If you arenot in West Virginia, but want to talk with a counselor, you can use the My SSP app; these services are free.
If you would like assistance arranging care with a provider in your hometown, call 304-293-4431 and ask to speak with a care manager.
If you would like to resume care when you return to campus for the spring semester, contact your Carruth counselor directly or call 304-2931-4431.
If you would like to begin counseling and are currently in West Virginia, call 304-293-4431 to discuss available options.
Update on services
Current ServicesAt the Carruth Center, we provide a variety of psychological, psychiatric, and counseling services for a wide range of student concerns in a distance counseling format.
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 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 a case manager or clinical director.
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.
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.
Our psychiatry staff offer consultation as well as outpatient treatment and management for a wide range of emotional health and well-being concerns including depression, anxiety, mania, psychosis, and attention related concerns
Students can be referred to meet with one of our psychiatrists by our counseling
center staff or Student Health Service. If you wish to schedule an initial
triage appointment with one of our counselors to discuss possible referral
for psychiatric services, contact us to make an appointment. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your
scheduled appointment in order to complete the intake forms
A $25 fee is charged for each psychiatry appointment. An online payment portal is available for credit card payments.
We do not schedule future psychiatry appointments beyond 4 weeks from the time the appointment is requested. In the event there are no new appointment openings within a 4 week period, our counselors will encourage other mental health resources available at the Carruth Center, at WVU or in the greater Morgantown community.