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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Center for Cadet Counseling
Virginia Military Institute
2nd Floor VMI Health Center
Lexington, VA  24450

The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) offers the following services to cadets enrolled at VMI:

Counseling & Assessment

The CCC offers individual assessment of needs and short-term counseling. Cadets may seek counseling for personal growth and development, as well as mental health or substance use concerns. The counselors on staff work collaboratively with other professionals on Post, primarily the VMI infirmary staff. Psychiatric evaluations and consultation may be coordinated through the CCC.

Consultation & Referral

The professional counselors on staff are available for consultations with members of the VMI family, including parents, faculty and staff, or cadets. It is important to note that all counseling information is confidential and may only be shared with the express consent of a cadet.
Care is taken with every consultation to make note of any concerns shared, and to respond informatively within the bounds of client confidentiality. Consultations may result in coordinating referrals for support or specialized services on Post, locally or near a cadet's home.


Counseling records are strictly confidential. Written authorization from the cadet is required before counseling records may be released. Federal and state laws govern the circumstances under which information may be released, as well as exceptions permitting parental notification and coordination of safety plans in the event of an emergency.
For information on confidentiality, click here.


To schedule an appointment with one of the Institute Counselors, call us at (540) 464-7667, email Karen Kirkpatrick  with available times, or come by the office. Our office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Post Hospital, behind Crozet Hall. If your need is urgent, please proceed during business hours to the Post Hospital, or to the Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital (Click Here for Directions to SJH)