Hampden-Sydney College Counseling Service offers confidential counseling and mental health services to students. We welcome students of all backgrounds, beliefs, and orientations. We provide treatment to students who are dealing with a variety of issues and help them find an overall sense of well-being. We provide the following services: brief psychotherapy, psychiatric services, group or couples counseling and consultations. We offer assistance to students who are referred for counseling services to off-campus providers as well.

Make an Appointment

New Client Intake Form


Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


NOTICE: Since e-mails may not be checked regularly, please do NOT use e-mail to convey emergency information.

Counseling Staff

Elizabeth S. Blevins, LPC
College Counselor
Wellness Center
223-6411
eblevins@hsc.edu

Steven L. Carter, FNP-BC
Psychiatric Services
Wellness Center
223-6411

Adrienne Traylor
Wellness Center Care Coordinator and Title IX Prevention & Education Planner 
Wellness Center
223-6411 | atraylor@hsc.edu

Confidentiality

Counseling Services values the privacy of its clients and the confidentiality of the personal and health information entrusted to us. In order to protect this privacy, we have policies and procedures to limit disclosures of personal information to those minimally necessary for the medical care of the client, those for which the client has given permission, and/or those required by law or public safety.

Policies and Procedures of Confidentiality:

  1. Maintaining privacy - Counseling Services is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected counseling information and to provide and abide by this notice of its legal duties and privacy practices.
  2. Treatment - Counseling information may need to be shared with Counseling Services counselors, psychologists, and staff psychiatrists as well as physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals in the Wellness Center in order to provide effective and efficient care.
  3. Public health and safety - Personal counseling and health information may be disclosed to the proper authorities to report intent to harm self or others, deaths, certain infectious diseases, occupational injuries and diseases, child or incapacitated adult abuse/neglect, problems with medications and other products as required by law to prevent/control disease, injury or disability to the client or to others.
  4. Legal requirements - Counseling information may be disclosed as required by court or administrative order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful processes.
  5. Other uses - Uses and disclosures of health and personal information other than described above will be made only with the client's (your) written authorization. Such authorization when given may be revoked in writing by the client (you) at any time.

The client also has certain rights. These include:

  1. The right to inspect and obtain copies of counseling records - Any such requests must be made in writing by the client utilizing the Counseling Services authorization for release of information form or in the case of information to be released to another health care provider the form provided by that provider. Counseling Services may deny, in writing, the release or viewing of personal counseling information if the Administration of the Counseling Services department determines that the release of the information may be harmful to the client or another person. When such a request is denied, the client may request, in writing, a review of the denial.
  2. The right to request limits on the amount or types of counseling information released - Such requests must be made in writing. Counseling Services may not agree with this request when it is felt to be in the client's best interest to release the information and/or when such a release is mandated by the procedures and policies outlined above.

*f you have any questions or concerns about the information above, feel free to talk to the Wellness Center staff or refer to the ACA/APA ethical/legal guidelines.

Emergency After-Hours

For medical or mental health emergencies after hours, please call Hampden-Sydney College Campus Police at (434) 223-6164 and provide your name, exact location, and the nature of your emergency. Call even if you are uncertain as to whether it is a true emergency. If indicated, the Police will then contact the on-call counselor.

Suicide Risk

If you are having thoughts of suicide or any type of harming self or others - or if you are a witness, hear, or see anyone exhibiting suicidal warning signs -  GET HELP IMMEDIATELY.

If the risk seems imminent:

  • Call Campus Police (434) 223-6164. Campus Police will respond and involve other resources as needed.
  • If you are off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room (the closest to H-SC is Centra Southside Community Hospital).
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Anyone may call this national hotline at any time regarding concerns about suicide risk for yourself or someone else.

If the risk does not seem imminent:

  • During weekdays, students or concerned others may call Counseling Services to consult with a staff member at (434) 223-6411. Please see Counseling Services.

 

Make an Appointment


Contact Adrienne Traylor at (434) 223-6411 or email atraylor@hsc.eduYou will need to fill out the Intake Forms to schedule an initial appointment.

Counseling Appointment

Student Care Team


To express a concern about a student, please send an email to careteam@hsc.edu or contact a member of the Student CARE Team individually.

Student Care Team

Counseling Services


P.O. Box 656
204 College Road | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Phone (434) 223-6411 | Fax  (434) 223-7095

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.