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 grounded in motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing emphasizes client choice and is an evidence-based intervention that has been proven effective for increasing motivation to change high-risk substance use.  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 drug (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 and by Master's students who are counseling interns in the Clinical Mental Health and Addictions and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.  These counselor interns are under the supervision of a faculty member and/or Doctoral counseling student throughout their time with the New Leaf Clinic.

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.