The Uniformed Services University Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides confidential evidence based counseling services, and behavioral health outreach programs in support of all USU Students. SCC services facilitate academic, professional, and personal development and enhance the readiness, resiliency, and well-being of the USU community. 

The Student Counseling Center is only open to STUDENTS at this time. 

If you are a  non-student beneficiary  and interested in seeing a counselor, please contact the family health clinic to book an appointment with your PCP. 



We aim to maintain the highest level of privacy while still making accessing care easy and convenient for clients. The appointment calendar is only seen by SCC staff.

Making an appointment is as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

1.  Determine which counselor you would like to set up an appointment with.

2. Click on the link next to the provider’s name which will allow you direct access to their calendar.

3. Select an available appointment from the provider’s calendar. You will immediately receive a confirmation email with a google meet link that you can use to meet virtually with your provider on the day of the appointment. 

Dr. Debra Stone is an Active Duty US Army Social Work Officer. She provides individual and couples counseling for USU students. To Make an Appointment with DR. STONE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Dr. Sherin Venable is a civilian Psychologist. She provides individual counseling for USU students. Please inquire by email if you have any questions. To Make an Appointment with DR. VENABLE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Dr. Jeffrey Goodie is a retired USPHS Psychologist. He provides individual and couples counseling for USU students.  To Make an Appointment with DR. GOODIE PLEASE CLICK HERE      Dr. Goodie is only available to students at this time. 

Dr. Brett Schneider is a retired Army male psychiatrist. He provides psychopharmacology evaluations and medication management to USUHS students. *Please note that there was a recent change in policy 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. To Make an Appointment with DR. SCHNEIDER PLEASE CLICK HERE 

Dr. Nathan Keller is a retired Army Social Work Officer. He provides individual and couples counseling for USU students. Please inquire by email if you have any questions. To Make an Appointment with DR. KELLER please email him directly

Dr. Regina Owen is an Active Duty Air Force Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She provides psychopharmacology evaluations and medication management. Dr. Owen is currently not accepting GSN students as patients. Her schedule is part-time. To Make an Appointment with DR. REGINA OWEN PLEASE CLICK HERE

All appointments will be virtual through Google Meet. You will be sent an email after scheduling your appointment with the Google Meet link.

Student Counseling Center Contact Information

Phone number: (301) 295-9851. This is a voicemail for the Student Counseling Center to schedule appointments or for general information. Please make sure you leave your name and phone number on the voicemail.  To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so directly on a counselor's calendar link.



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: 06/30/2023




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

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


(301) 295-9851  or


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


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 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