Individual Counseling Services


The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) offers free, confidential, individual counseling services for Cadets. All counseling services are confidential which means that information cannot be shared with others without your written permission.  There are legal exceptions to confidentiality which will be reviewed with you prior to receiving services (see Confidentiality and Privacy). Counseling sessions are scheduled for approximately 45 minutes.  During appointments, cadets work collaboratively with his or her counselor to identify and address primary concerns.

If you are considering counseling, here are a few things that might help:


  • Feel unhappy or hopeless
  • Worry excessively or feel on edge
  • Have difficulty concentrating on schoolwork or other extracurricular activities
  • Experience changes in your appetite (weight gain or loss of appetite)
  • Have difficulty sleeping or falling asleep
  • Experience a loss of a loved one or traumatic breakup
  • Notice an increase in your alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use
  • Feel overwhelmed and find the demands of VMI to be unbearable
  • You have thoughts of harming yourself or others