STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER

Welcome to the Uniformed Services University Student Counseling Center (SCC) webpage!
The Uniformed Services University Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides
confidential evidence-based counseling services and behavioral health outreach programs to
support all USU students. Our services aim to facilitate academic, professional, and personal
development, enhancing the readiness, resiliency, and well-being of the USU community.


THE STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR
STUDENTS.


IF YOU ARE A NON-STUDENT BENEFICIARY SEEKING COUNSELING
SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT THE FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC TO
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.

STUDENTS NEW TO THE COUNSELING CENTER
We use a patient portal called "InSync" to maintain privacy while ensuring easy access to care.
To register for the InSync Portal and request appointments, please click on the following link: https://usuhs.insynchcs.com/PatientRegistration/APIPatientRegistration?practiceID=v90n4IZfFGm2f9XLoBqmMg==

Follow the instructions in the provided PDF for registration. CLICK HERE for instructions.


STUDENTS ALREADY UTILIZING THE COUNSELING CENTER
Please email your counselor or send an email to usucounselingcenter@usuhs.edu. and you
will be emailed an invitation to register for the InSync portal.

For instructions on how to schedule an appointment in the InSync Portal CLICK HERE.


THE STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER STAFF
Dr. Nathan Keller (He/Him/His) is a retired Army Social Work Officer. He provides
individual and couples counseling for USU students.


Dr. Debra Stone (She/Her/Hers) is an active-duty US Army Social Work Officer. She
provides individual and couples counseling for USU students. 


Dr. Sherin Venable (She/Her/Hers) is a civilian Psychologist. She provides individual
counseling for USU students.  


Dr. Jeffrey Goodie (He/Him/His) is a retired USPHS Psychologist. He provides
individual and couples counseling for USU students.  

Dr. Brett Schneider (He/Him/His) is a retired Army male psychiatrist. He provides
psychopharmacology evaluations and medication management to USUHS students.
*Please note that there was a recent policy change that limited Dr. Schneider to
providing care to USUHS students only. If you are not a student, the Student
Counseling Center can help you to find psychiatry services in the Tricare Network, the
VA (if applicable), or outlying military clinics in the NCR. Please contact the SCC at 301-
295-9851 for assistance. 


All virtual appointments will be through the InSync Portal. After scheduling your
appointment in the portal you will receive an email with instructions on how to start your
virtual appointment.


STUDENT COUNSELING CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION
If you are having any difficulty with registering or making appointments in the InSync
Portal please Email the Student Counseling Center at:
usucounselingcenter@usuhs.edu. Additionally, you may communicate directly with your
counselor in the InSync Portal or via email to resolve any issues. Your well-being is our
priority, and we are here to support you in any way we can.

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Mental health and support Resources

USU Chaplain 

Military and Family Support Center Bethesda

Military OneSource Confidential Help or 1-800-342-9647

Psychological Health Resource Center (PHRC) or 1-866-966-1020

TRICARE Mental Health Coverage

TRICARE Telemental Health Services

Humana Military Telemynd 

 

 

Updated: 06/26/2024

 

 

 

If you'd prefer to talk directly with our staff about your care or if you have any questions, please call (301) 295-9851.

Another option for seeking care for behavioral health concerns is through Military One Source or Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC). MSO is a tool that allows service members and their immediate family members access to a multitude of career and behavioral counselors 24/7 online and by telephone. MSO can be reached at 800-342-9647 or militaryonesource.mil

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/military-and-family-life-counseling/the-military-and-family-life-counseling-program/

If this is an urgent matter, please proceed to the closest Emergency Department or call 911.

CONTACT

(301) 295-9851  or usucounselingcenter@usuhs.edu

LOCATION

The UCC is located next to the University Family Health Center in building A room 1034.

ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES

The primary mission is to serve the students enrolled to USU, but as capacity allows, services are extended to other eligible beneficiaries.

Due to low manning, we are currently only serving students.

SERVICES WE OFFER

Services are all confidential.

Behavioral health problems commonly treated by the UCC staff include:

  • Stress Management
  • Study Skills / Time Management
  • Relationship Distress
  • Test Anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health Behaviors