The decision to seek help in resolving your concerns is a difficult one, but Marshall University’s Counseling Center is committed to helping you overcome your adversities. We offer services to help you manage stress, depression, and anxieties including the serious problem of test anxiety. Also, we can guide you through conflict resolution, anger management and relationship issues. Marshall University’s Counseling Center understands the pressures of surviving in a university environment, and we’re here to help you attain your personal and academic goals.



Below, you will find a partial listing of the services offered by the Counseling Center. If you need attention in an area not represented, please call our office on (304) 696-3111 to arrange a consultation with one of our professional counselors.



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Information obtained during your counseling session will not be disclosed outside of the Counseling Center without your permission. Throughout the entire counseling process, students can expect full protection of their privacy rights including the confidentiality of written counseling services such as tests or surveys. The only exception to this is if you’re a danger to others or yourself. The Counseling Center has a duty to protect you and those around you.

Counseling Process

Students must take an active role in their counseling process to receive the full benefits. As a team, you and your counselor work together to personalize your program by discussing your goals and needs, then deciding the frequency of your sessions. This team concept helps build trust and rapport between you and your counselor while giving you control over your sessions.

There may be a time when a student and his/her counselor agree that medication may be beneficial.  In that case, the counselor will schedule an appointment for the student to talk with the Counseling Center’s psychiatric support.

Psychiatric support is offered one half day per week in the Counseling Center. Office visits are free. Only those students in an ongoing therapeutic relationship with a counselor in the Counseling Center are eligible to take advantage of this on-campus service.


We recommend you make an appointment with the Counseling Center to insure a counseling professional will be available to discuss your concerns. If
you ever need to cancel an appointment, please call the Counseling Center or your counselor as soon as possible. All appointments can be made in person or over the phone by calling (304) 696-3111. The Counseling Center provides a waiting area for clients on the first floor of Prichard Hall.


A brief record of all interactions between you and your counselor are kept in the Counseling Center’s office. These records are not part of the Marshall University central files.  University administrators or faculty do not have access to counseling files. Counseling Services is committed to protecting your privacy.