The New Leaf Clinic provides brief counseling (6-10 sessions), to students with issues related to the use of alcohol or other drugs. Counselors at the New Leaf assess students' behaviors and attitudes relating to alcohol and other drugs with research-validated instruments and conduct interventions using Motivational Interviewing techniques. Motivational Interviewing is a "cutting edge," evidence-based intervention program that has proved effective for motivating change in substance use. It emphasizes clients' choice.
Counseling is provided by doctoral students or by masters students who are Counseling interns in the Community and Addictions Counseling track of the School of Education, under the supervision of a faculty and/or doctoral counseling student.
Scheduling of Services
Students may make appointments to meet with a counselor by calling the New Leaf Clinic at 757.221.2363 or by email: [[newleaf]].
Agencies: You may use our referral form; complete, print and fax the form to the fax number noted on the form.
New clients will be contacted by a counselor within 48 hours of our receiving a phone call, email or referral form.