School Counseling Services

Related Departments:

Community Based Crisis Supports:

  • Region Ten Emergency Services: 434-972-1800 (24 hr)
  • National Suicide Hotline: (24 hr) 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Region 1 Mobile Crisis Line: 1-800-970-5897 (M-F 12-7:30pm)
  • Ready Kids: (24 hour hotline) 434-972-7233
  • Crisis Hotline for Teens: (24 hr) Text HOME to 741741
  • LGBQT+ Youth Support Line/Side by Side: 1-888-644-4390  (Ages 14-20)
  • Immediate crisis, call 911 or go to the hospital

School Counseling Services

Need immediate help?
If you need to reach someone immediately for crisis support for your child and it is after-school hours or you do not get an immediate response from school staff, please call one of the numbers above or at left (depending on your display).

Need school counseling or community?

illustration of heart and handOur teachers are providing regular instruction in social-emotional learning and will work to build a strong classroom community. In addition, Student Services staff has counselors, social workers, student support liaisons, and psychologists available to meet the needs of students and families. Please contact your counselor by calling your school or completing this form. School counselors may also have their own forms or scheduling systems; see school counseling pages, below.

To learn more about school counseling and related topics, scroll down.

  • In addition to our school-based mental health professionals, we partner with Care Solace to provide free, confidential assistance making appointments for student, staff, and families who need assistance with mental health, substance abuse, and more. Visit their website or call 888-515-0595.


School Mental Health Professionals

School Counseling Pages


Other Student Supports


Mental Wellness Coordinator

Jodie Murphy
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

More about Counseling Services and Related Topics

Counseling services are provided from primary to secondary educational settings. School counselors work in three areas: educational, personal/social, and career. The educational focus involves the knowledge of academic abilities and educational needs and interests. The personal/social involves the development of an awareness of self and others. The career domain involves the understanding of present and future life roles. These objectives are implemented through developmentally appropriate activities ranging from classroom activities; group counseling; school-wide mental health programs; individual counseling; consultation with parents/guardians, and school personnel; and coordination with community agencies. To learn more about the counseling program or materials used — or to limit your child’s participation in counseling programs, see your school counselor or contact Patrick Farrell (see contact information, below).

Related to School Counselors

Other resources include:

To Learn More

Patrick Farrell
Intervention and Support Supervisor
(434) 245-2666