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Although our office name is Counseling Services, we provide more services than our name implies. We support the academic mission of the university by helping students resolve stressful circumstances in their lives that can be a hindrance to their academic goals. We do this through consultation, individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and variety of outreaches and workshops for the student body.

Our services are offered in an atmosphere that is welcoming and respectful of all students regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or physical status.

Our staff is committed to your success and we are devoted to partnering with you to make your college years a satisfying experience.

Our Service Delivery Model of Care

We have adopted a flexible step model of care which provides students with the right level of service based on their presenting needs, and offers quick access to services through on-demand, same-day counseling options.


Spring & Fall:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer & Breaks:
Monday-Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Campus Wide Suicide Prevention Training Program for Faculty & Staff

ODU offers At-Risk Training to get hands on practice, simulations with immediate feedback on identifying students at risk, intervening and effectively referring to campus resources.

Need a little extra support?

ULifeline is a free resource available to all ODU students and has information on how to better cope with anxiety, stress, and depression.

Interested in finding a private practice therapist in the community?

ODU has partnered with Rula who will provide concierge service for ODU faculty, staff, and students. Rula is a mental health referral group that can help you find a high-quality therapist or Psychiatrist who is in-network with your health insurance. Rula's services are open to all Old Dominion Students, Faculty and Staff, and their families, and they have a broad and diverse network of therapists that you can select from. The Rula team will help you find the right mental health provider, understand your insurance benefits, and are available 7 days a week to help you feel supported in your search. Visit Rula's website or contact (323) 205-7088 to begin your search.