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Counseling

Confidential. Compassionate. Convenient. Mental health counseling services are now offered to students on site at the WVU College of Law.

Who

All students enrolled in the College of Law.

What

Our counselor is located at the law school as a satellite office of the WVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

  • Individualized care and ongoing assessment to guide treatment
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Workshops
  • Outreach and consultation for students, faculty, and staff
  • Community referrals for specialized care and/or extended care
  • Referrals for psychiatric services and medication management

When

Spring Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Request an Appointment

You can also call and/or email the counselor to schedule an initial appointment:

Kathy Servian
304-293-7355
Kathy.Servian@mail.wvu.edu

Where

Student Services Suite
Room 100U
Please note that we are providing services in person and via telehealth at this time.

Why

In a 2014 ABA survey* conducted among law students, 

  • 17% screened positive for depression
  • 23% students screened positive for mild to moderate anxiety 
  • 14% of students screened positive for severe anxiety.
  • 43% of students reported binge drinking at least once in the prior two weeks.

Research shows that the sooner someone seeks help, the better the outcome. Similar to our physical health, if we notice a change, we would want to follow up with a doctor to prevent a symptom/sign from worsening.

Those who choose the law profession are at a greater risk of developing mental health problems than the rest of the population. Learning to integrate wellness and self-care can act as prevention in your later career.


*Jerome M. Organ, David B. Jaffe & Katherine M. Bender, Ph.D., Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and the Reluctance of Law Students to Seek Help for Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns, 66 J. Legal Educ., Autumn 2016, at 1, 116–56.

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