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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.
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Student Assistance Program (SAP)/Substance Use/Misuse

WVU’s Student Assistance Program offers an array of services for students with alcohol or other drug concerns, including individual assessment, individual counseling, psychoeducational groups, and online educational activities. Students interested in receiving alcohol or other drug counseling may contact the Carruth Center (304-293-4431) to schedule an appointment. Self-referrals are welcomed. Students who seek SAP services are required to participate in an intake/evaluation by the SAP staff.

Psychoeducational services during COVID-19

SAP is offering psychoeducational online opportunities (assignments/reflections) to replace the psychoeducational SAP groups.  Please contact CCAPS if you would like to schedule an initial appointment for your mandated referral to SAP. Please email us at if you have any questions or to discuss your treatment options.

Individual appointments during COVID-19

The Carruth Center's physical office is closed until further notice. Services are available through telehealth and other online methods. Please contact us via email if you would like to schedule an individual SAP appointment.

Student Assistance Program Staff

Missy Pforr, MSW
Director of SAP and Counselor

Fanica J. Payne, MSW, LICSW
Behavioral Health Therapist/ Substance Use Disorder Specialist

See our  WVU Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

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