If you are concerned about yourself or any Virginia Tech student being (or becoming) suicidal, please call the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557. This number can be used during regular office hours or after-hours to speak with a counselor.
There are also other local resources to aid in an emergency.
Students in Crisis
Students who are in crisis should call 540-231-6557 and ask to be connected to a crisis clinician by phone. This person will help determine the next steps to address the crisis. The clinician will first attempt to meet the student's needs via a telehealth format, but the clinician will be available to meet face to face if telehealth is not sufficient. Examples of a crisis that might require a face to face, in person, meeting are experiencing significant thoughts of self-harm or harm to others, a recent trauma or sexual assault, psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things, or disruptions to thinking that damage the ability to function or be safe.
Outside Provider Referral to CCC
If an outside provider wishes to refer a student to the Cook Counseling Center for counseling or psychiatric services, they are requested to submit the Outside Provider Referral Forms packet.
First Time Counseling Visits
Students begin their work with Cook Counseling Center with a Cook Connect appointment regardless if they are new to the center or have been seen previously. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557 during regular business hours. Prior to the appointment students will complete paperwork. During the appointment, a Connect Clinician will review the paperwork with the student, discuss the student's concerns, discuss treatment goals, discuss resources and therapy options, and collaboratively develop a Connect Plan to provide students with the support needed.
Appointments with Embedded Counselors
Students may request to schedule with an embedded counselor in their academic area/campus location.
We have embedded counselors in the following locations: College of Science, College of Engineering, Graduate School, Veterinary Medicine, Residential Well-being, Roanoke campus, and Northern Virginia campus. If you would like to specifically be scheduled with an embedded counselor within your designated college or location please request this when you call our office at 540-231-6557.