Individual Counseling Services

The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) is available to help address personal and interpersonal concerns or stressors our cadet’s lives. We offer a safe place to explore thoughts or concerns and receive feedback that is individually tailored and constructive. Each session is scheduled to last one hour. Cadets meet one-on-one with a counselor to establish rapport. This service helps develop effective coping strategies.

Due to the size of our staff and the high demand for services, we operate according to a short-term treatment model under which the cadet and the counselor collaboratively identify and address the cadet’s primary concerns within a limited number of sessions. Counselors remain cognizant of and periodically discuss with clients the time-limited nature of services and, in collaboration with their clients, adjust treatment plans and therapeutic goals accordingly.

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

Counseling could help if you:

  • Feel unhappy or hopeless most days
  • 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 frequently and find the demands at VMI to be unbearable
  • You have thoughts of harming yourself or others