All students enrolled in the College of Law.
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
- Outreach and consultation for students, faculty, and staff
- Community referrals for specialized care and/or extended care
- Referrals for psychiatric services and medication management
- Monday:8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Thursday:8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Friday: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Note: Kathy will be off from September 27 through October 11, 2023.
Students may call the Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at 304-293-4431 during this time.
You can also call and/or email the counselor to schedule an initial appointment:
Student Services Suite
Please note that we are providing services in person and via telehealth at this time.
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.