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COVID-19

Norfolk State University Counseling Center During COVID-19

Students

Norfolk State University Counseling Center is here for you while you adjust to the new normal caused by COVID-19. Norfolk State University Counseling Center will continue to be committed to providing supportive services for you. We are sensitive to the impact that current stressors and multiple unexpected changes could have on your sense of wellbeing.

Supportive and Crisis Services:
We will not be providing face-to-face services during COVID 19. However, we will be offering brief supportive services and consultation, case management follow-up, and referral support via phone. This may include providing coping strategies, sharing additional health and wellness resources, and other relevant support. You can contact our counselors by calling (757)-823-8102 (NSU Police non-emergency) and request to speak to the counselor on call 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

As always, crisis services after hours and weekends are available by calling (757) 823-8102 if you live in the state of Virginia, and the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 If you live out of state*. For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 right away.

*Based on professional ethics and state laws, Norfolk State University clinicians will not be able to engage in ongoing supportive services with students that live out of state.

Finding a Therapist at Home:
If you want to find a therapist in your area, we encourage you to check out the website of the nearest counseling center for local referrals, go to Psychology Today’s website, or call the number on the back of your insurance card to locate a therapist in your area.


Faculty

How Faculty Can Assist and Refer Students To The Counseling Center During COVID-19

Norfolk State University Counseling Center is here for our students and the campus community while we adjust to the new normal caused by COVID-19. We will not be providing face-to-face services during COVID 19. However, we will be offering supportive services and consultation, case management follow-up, and referral support via phone. This may include providing coping strategies, sharing additional health and wellness resources, and other relevant support. Norfolk State University Counseling Center will continue to be committed to providing supportive services to students and consultation for faculty and staff. We are sensitive to the impact that current stressors and multiple unexpected changes could have on our sense of wellbeing.

How You Can Refer a Student To The Counseling Center

If you have a student you feel may need our services encourage them to contact the NSU Police Department non-emergency number (757)-823-8102 and they will connect them to a counselor in the Counseling Center.

If you need to consult on a student please call our office (757) 823-8173 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or you can email our office at counselingcenter@nsu.edu  However, if you receive communication from a student after regular business hours contact NSU Police Department non-emergency number (757)-823-8102 and they will connect you to a counselor in the Counseling Center.