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The Carruth Center is open, but most of our clinicians are working remotely. We are only seeing psychological and psychiatric emergencies in person at this time. For information about counseling options available to students located in West Virginia as well as students currently outside of the state, please see our COVID-19 updates page.

Services

Counseling Services  

Due to licensing restrictions, Carruth Center’s counselors are unable to provide care to students who are outside of West Virginia. If you are not 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

Services are available through telehealth and other online methods. You can still reach us at 304-293-4431 if you have questions or are interested in scheduling services. You can also  contact us via email for general information or questions. Information about our  response and care model for COVID-19 is updated frequently. Curious about what to expect? Learn more in our Orientation to Services.

Current Services

At 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.

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.

Crisis Clinic

The Crisis Clinic provides same day virtual (or in some cases) in-person visits for students who are experiencing a psychological emergency. A Crisis counselor will meet with you via Zoom or telephone and help determine the type of care to meet your needs.

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 a 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.

Psychiatry  

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.

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