College students need challenge and support to excel. The University does a great job challenging them, yet sometimes students find they need extra support to achieve their goals. I am an off-Grounds professional who specializes in working with college students. I offer counseling in a number of areas including academic difficulty, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, homesickness, relationships, roommate issues, sexual assault, stress, substance abuse, and more.
I also work with graduate students, faculty, staff, and Charlottesville community members in individual, couples, and group counseling sessions concerning all mental health issues.
Do you have a college-related problem and feel like there is no one able to help? Is your advisor unable to provide one-on-one attention or too busy to discuss post-graduation planning? Perhaps your resident advisor isn’t accessible or can’t provide unbiased guidance about your roommate conflict. If so, or if you are experiencing any other issues, please consider student development sessions. I offer the privacy and personal attention that only an off-Grounds professional can provide. Using a holistic student development approach, I can help you achieve your academic and personal goals so that you can traverse the complicated process of collegiate life while enhancing your academic performance and relieving stress.
Common issues I assist students with include: choosing a major, faculty disagreements, homesickness, isolation, honor violations, dissertation difficulties, and more.
The mission of DUCS is to provide counseling, educational consultation, educational programs, and career services to members of the University community and the general public. Services are available for a range of issues, and we place a particular focus on programs that will enhance the student experience by combating sexual assault and eating disorders.
DUCS is currently engaging in grassroots initiatives related to sexual assault and eating disorders in the college population. Please contact us if you have been affected by one of these issues.
I work with professionals to highlight the attributes and unique contributions they bring to the workforce. Doing so enables applicants to stand out in a competitive job market. In private coaching sessions, I work with clients to create a strategic, comprehensive plan for career acquisition, career change, or promotion. Also, in-person or via e-mail, I help clients create and edit their resumes and cover letters to help them attain the career they desire or the promotion they deserve.
DUCS is a student affairs policy institute that offers consultation and educational programs to the University of Virginia and Charlottesville community.
Workshops are available on college student issues, eating disorders, sexual assault, college and graduate school entrance preparation, job search strategies, resume writing, and more. Workshops can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.
Educational consultation is available for all student affairs and higher education policy issues.
Professional training on career counseling, and working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) clients is also available.
Offering specialized counseling and psychotherapy services to UVa and the surrounding community.
Providing couples counseling to students and community members, including same-sex couples.
Assisting clients with job search strategies, resume writing, career coaching, and more.
Supporting undergraduate and graduate school applicants through the rigorous application process.
Bringing significant experience to the college student population with a focus on their unique needs.
Combating sexual assault and eating disorders with programs run by dedicated student interns.