A consultation is meeting with a professional, such as a licensed psychologist, to seek advice or assistance. The licensed psychologists on staff at the Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) are available for consultations with parents, faculty, staff, and cadets.   

 During consultations, a counselor will explore your concerns, either in person or over the phone, and help you develop strategies to effectively manage or address your concerns. If the circumstances warrant, we can help you get connected with additional resources, either at the CCC or in the community.  If you are concerned about a member of the VMI community and wish to consult with the CCC, please contact us 540-464-7667.


Counselors are not typically the first point of contact when a cadet experiences problems. Cadets regularly interact with friends, academic advisors, faculty, and family members and they will naturally confide in those closest to them when they are having difficulties. As a result, these individuals are in an excellent position to provide information and assistance to cadets in distress, and also to refer cadets to professional counseling when they appear to have more serious concerns. 

Faculty might find this resource helpful: "Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress:  A Faculty Handbook".


If you are an employee who would like information about off-Post treatment providers, please visit the Employee Assistance page.