HSC Counseling Services

The University of Louisville Campus Health Services Counseling Office offers short-term individual counseling, group counseling, and psychological assessment. Students seek support through counseling for a variety of reasons, including psychological, personal/social, academic, and/or career concerns. If you are experiencing any of these concerns and/or would like to connect with a counselor, please call Campus Health Services at 502-852-6446 to set up an appointment. 

These services are offered to students in the following schools and programs:

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health and Informational Sciences
  • Resident Physicians and Dental Fellows
  • IPIBS/Graduate students on the HSC Campus, including post-doctorate students who are not classified as employees under U of L Human Resources.
  • Students in the audiology program and the speech and language pathology program
The HSC Counseling Office also provides consultation with faculty and staff regarding student concerns, outreach, training, and advocacy to the University of Louisville community. 

Important Details:

  • Services are FREE for all University of Louisville HSC students. 
  • Access to service is VOLUNTARY. Some administration policies will allow faculty and staff to recommend strongly that a student meet with an HSC counselor or physician, but each student can discuss with a dean's representative his or her choice to refuse the referral.
  • HSC students are allowed to directly contact a psychiatrist without a prior referral from a counselor or therapist.

Confidentiality

We respect students' privacy, so all communication within the HSC Counseling Office is confidential, with a few exceptions. These exceptions are:

  1. when the information relates to clear and imminent danger to an individual,
  2. when a state law requires the reporting of information (threats of violence, child abuse or neglect, spouse abuse), and
  3. when information is requested by court order. Any disclosure in these situations will be made to an appropriate authority and will be limited to material directly pertinent to the issue involved.

Please note that we will not release any information obtained through interviews, counseling sessions, or testing without the written permission of a client.

How to Find the HSC Counseling Office:

The Counseling Office is located in Rooms 219 and 220 in the Tower (or A Building) on the Health Sciences Campus.

From HSC Student Health: Turn right after leaving Student Health and walk North along Preston St. When you pass Kornhauser Health Sciences Library on your left, you’ll turn left into the courtyard. From here, there are two entrances into the building.

*Entrance Near Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (to the left of the fountain): Once, in the courtyard, you will veer to the left to enter the first floor. Take the elevator of stairs to the 2nd floor. You will then go outside the building and take a left with the view of the tower building in front of you. Enter a set of glass double doors. Follow the hallway (turning right) and follow the the Counseling Office signs (where the star is below).

Entrance opposite from Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (to the right of the fountain): Enter a set of glass double doors, and then turn right up the stairs. Once on the 2nd floor, turn left down the hall. Turn at your first left, and then the next right. You’ll see a set of elevators on the right. Go straight and follow the Counseling Office signs down the hall (where the star is below).

*Best entrance for accessibility without stairs.

     .   HSC Counseling map      

Staff:

Angela Pyle, Ph.D. 

Counseling Psychologist 

Dr. Angela Pyle completed her doctoral work in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. She has an M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Louisville and holds a BA in History from Oberlin College in Ohio. She uses a variety of therapeutic methods in her work, but she is grounded in Interpersonal, Multicultural, and Cognitive-Behavioral theories. Valuing the therapeutic relationship, she places a strong emphasis on providing a space for students to talk about their on-going concerns while setting future goals for therapy. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, identity development, LGBTQ concerns, self-esteem, family of origin concerns, relationship conflicts, and grief and loss.

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IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, please contact the following: 

  • Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) - 502-562-3120 Caller should identify self as associated with U of L and ask to speak to a clinician.Follow any instructions exactly.
  • 911: Follow any instructions exactly.
  • See https://louisville.edu/counseling/emergencies for further information. 

 

**PLEASE BE ADVISED***
Any faculty member who provides psychiatric, psychological counseling or physical health services must have no role in the evaluation and grading of students receiving those services. HSC Counseling and Campus Health Services, and  Campus Health Psychiatry Services maintain this standard. For details visit https://netapps.louisville.edu/MECourseCatalog/?id=94 .