Prior to her arrival at the School of Nursing, Amelia, a licensed professional counselor who earned a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at James Madison University, provided counseling and mental health services at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA and through her own private practice. Amelia brings a trauma-informed lens to her care and has expertise in acute and developmental trauma, adults with ADHD, eating disorders and body image, depression, anxiety, and more.

Embedded at the School of Nursing, and supported by UVA CAPS, Amelia provides one-on-one confidential counseling services to undergraduate and graduate nursing students and collaborates with School faculty, staff, and administrators to provide outreach and consultation regarding student mental health and wellness.

The first step for accessing counseling services at the School of Nursing is completing a brief phone assessment with Amelia to determine next steps. To schedule this, students may email Amelia directly or schedule an initial phone assessment by calling CAPS (434-243-5150, M-F, 8 AM to 5 PM) or through their Healthy Hoos portal. UVA students may also sign up for virtual mental health support services through Timely Care, a UVA affiliate service, which offers 12 free scheduled telehealth counseling visits with a licensed mental health provider.

Students needing urgent mental health support may walk into Student Health and Wellness's CAPS (M-F, 8 AM to 4:30 PM) and meet with a counselor, or reach someone by phone 24/7/365 (434-243-5150), or use the TalkNow feature of Timely Care, or contact the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.