Student Counseling Service

The Student Counseling Service, offered by the Psychology Department of Webster Vienna Private University, is free and available to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff and faculty members.

What is counseling?

Counseling is a form of conversation that focuses on finding solutions to a wide variety of issues. Are you anxious or worried? Are you feeling low or fed up? Perhaps you are struggling to adjust to a difficult life event, a new school or a new country? Or maybe you just feel like you could use some guidance in your life. Counseling can be helpful for all of these concerns, and many more!

The reason for using the Student Counseling Service may not always be so clear and well defined. A general feeling of discomfort or knowing that things have not been going well personally, may indicate the right time to discuss your situation in a safe and confidential atmosphere of sharing.

What do we offer?

Individual Sessions covering a variety of topics including but not limited to: relationship issues, time management, anxiety/test anxiety, stress, adjusting to life abroad, and academic counseling.

Group Seminars presented throughout the academic year that provide information about topics including, but not limited to: stress reduction, relaxation techniques, time management and procrastination, study and exam skills, and self-development.

We can help.

Who will be my counselor?

You will work with one of our second-year Master in Counseling Psychology students who receive close supervision from members our Psychology Department faculty. You might be referred to one our clinical psychologists, an outside psychotherapist or to our Psychological Testing Services for an assessment, if there is a need or interest.

How often do we meet?

Counseling sessions are typically short term, meaning two to ten sessions depending on when you start in the semester, but your specific needs will be discussed with your counselor.

How much does it cost?

Counseling for Webster students, faculty, and staff is free of charge.

You will find a list of referenced professionals and services outside Webster (NOT free of charge) with this link.

How can I make an appointment?

You can request your personal appointment via e-mail: We will respond to the request as soon as possible during our opening hours.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Student Counseling Service is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing an emergency, you should go to your nearest emergency room. You can also contact the emergency psychiatric hotline in Vienna at phone: 01-313 30.

Your privacy is important to us and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy policy.