Personal & Career Development Center

Our mission is to provide excellent counseling and assessment services to clients including career-life planning, personal growth and development, interpersonal and family relationships, life transitions, grief/loss, anxiety and depression while providing the best possible training to counselors-in-training.

The Personal and Career Development Center and the University of Virginia do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. Services are provided to UVA students, as well as individuals from the surrounding community.


People may seek counseling for personal growth or development, as well as when they experience:

  • Personal difficulties
  • Career/Life Planning Process
  • Work related problems
  • Dealing with Life Transitions
  • Family and relationship difficulties
  • Academic difficulties
  • Mild Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Men’s and Women’s Issues
  • Decision Making/Problem-Solving

Services Include: Individual counseling and career as well as assessment (interest, career, vocational, values, personality).  Individuals for whom PCDC services are unsuitable will be provided with appropriate referral.

Testing and Assessment: Advanced level students in counseling may conduct assessments (interest, career, vocational, values, personality). Individual assessment is confidential, private, and professional. Counseling sessions are usually based on a 50-minute hour.


We are located in the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services on the ground floor of Bavaro Hall.
For information please call (434) 924-7034.