William and Mary School of Education

New Leaf Clinic

picure of leavesWhat is the New Leaf Clinic?  What does it provide?

The clinic was founded by Dr. Rick Gressard and Dr. Sara Scott in 2009. The clinic operates in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs. The counseling apporach at New Leaf is based on the motivational interviewing model. Motivational interviewing emphasizes clients’ choice and is an evidence-based intervention program that has been proven effective for motivating change in substance abuse.  Over the years, the New Leaf Clinic has grown and currently offers three programs: New Leaf Six Sessions, BASICS, and ASTP.  Students with alcohol or other drugs (AOD) sanctions are mandated to attend one of the three programs based on severity. The Six Sessions program is also voluntary for students who have a desire to explore their AOD usage. 

Counseling is provided by Doctoral students in the Counselor Education program or by Master's students who are counseling interns in the Community and Addictions counseling program under the supervision of a faculty member and/or Doctoral counseling student.

Scheduling of Services

Students may make appointments to meet with a counselor by calling  or emailing the New Leaf Clinic:

  • 757.221.2363
  • Six Sessions: [[newleaf]]
  • BASICS: [[basics]]

Agencies: You may use our referral form; complete, print and fax the form to the fax number noted on the form.