Statement of Services

Vanderbilt University is committed to supporting short-term and time-effective therapy focused on student mental health and wellbeing in a network of care that includes the Center for Student Wellbeing, the Psychological and Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and community providers. If PCC services are appropriate, we determine the frequency and duration of counseling sessions based on an assessment of student need for services. On average, clients come for about 6 sessions. Your provider will review your plan of care which may include additional PCC treatment, PCC group therapy options, referral to an external provider or treatment program, or collaboration with campus partners.

Incoming VU students, please review the information provided here.

A variety of resources are available to students at the PCC.Care is based upon unique needs of each student. The following services are offered to students:

If you are new to the PCC, please use our online scheduling portal to schedule an initial phone screening. 

If you are a current client, please call (615) 322-2571 to schedule an appointment. Please note you may be asked to update some of your information online. 

If you need immediate help, click here for PCC Crisis Care.

Access My Health at Vanderbilt, an on-line tool allowing patients access to parts of their medical records and to secure communication with providers.

Student Eligibility

All Vanderbilt University students are eligible for services at the Psychological and Counseling Center. The majority of the services at the PCC are provided at no additional cost to students. Students will be required to have an active ID card to be eligible for services.

Confidentiality

The essence of an effective therapeutic relationship is based on safeguarding a client's confidentiality. To the extent permitted by law, the Psychological and Counseling Center maintains confidentiality of all that is communicated between you and your provider. Your written permission is required before any information about you, including acknowledgement of your contact with the Center, is released to anyone. Parents, deans, friends, and others do not have access to information that you are a client here, unless you authorize us (both verbally and in writing) to release such information. Certain extremely infrequent situations call for exception: life and death situations and child or elder abuse.