University Counseling Center

FAM Contact Information

Uniformed Services University

Department of Family Medicine

4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair: COL Dana R. Nguyen

(301) 295-9466
Alternate Number (301) 295-3632
Fax (301) 295-3100

University Counseling Center


In order to effectively support USU’s mission to take proactive safety measures related to Coronavirus (Covid-19), the USU Counseling Center will be providing care using Telehealth services until further notice. We will accomplish this using Google Hangouts which is available to every student using their USU G-Mail account. Non-students may use a personal G-Mail account. In order to effectively use Google Hangouts, we require you to be in a safe environment (ex: no moving vehicles) where you feel that you can talk about private concerns in a confidential manner (ex: no busy public spaces). We will ask for a physical address in case there is any type of emergency that we would need to respond to.

We are accepting new patients through this system using the calendar links located below. If you already have an appointment scheduled and would like to keep your scheduled appointment using Google Hangouts, you do not need to do anything further. If you do not wish to receive care using this model, feel free to cancel your appointment. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us at

If this is an urgent matter please proceed to the nearest Emergency department or call 911.

Hello and Welcome to the USU Counseling Center!

About the University Counseling Center

  • The University Counseling Center (UCC) is dedicated to providing behavioral health services to members of the USU community.
  • The UCC is located next to the University Family Health Center in building A room 1034. 
  • The primary mission is to serve the students enrolled to USU.
  • As capacity allows, services are extended to other eligible beneficiaries.


The UCC uses individual, couples and/or family counseling to help improve the functioning of our clients. Services are all confidential.
Behavioral health problems commonly treated by the UCC staff include:
  • Stress Management
  • Study Skills / Time Management
  • Relationship Distress
  • Test Anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health Behaviors


Intake and Consent Form

Prior to meeting with a provider please fill out the following forms:

Intake and Consent Forms


Staff and Scheduling

Please see the links below to access our providers' respective calendars to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Venable, Psy.D, Psychologist: Appointment Calendar
Dr. Keller, PhD. LCSW, Social Worker: Appointment Calendar 
Ariana Deeley, LCSW-C, Social Worker: Appointment Calendar 
DrSchneider, M.D., PsychiatristAppointment Calendar
Additional Contact Information

If you would like to contact a member of the UCC, please send an e-mail to
*NOTE* An automated reply will be sent to you with directions on how to schedule an appointment; please check your SPAM folder. 

The calendar and the email is only seen by UCC staff. We aim to maintain the highest level of privacy while still making accessing care as easy as we can. 

If you'd prefer to talk directly with our staff about your care or if you have any questions, please call 301-295-3630 or stop into the University Family Health Center also located in building A Room 1034.

Another option for seeking care for behavioral health concerns is through Military One Source. Military One Source is a tool that allows service members and their immediate family members access to a multitude of career and behavioral counselors 24/7 online and by telephone. MSO can be reached at 800-342-9647 or

If this is an urgent matter please proceed to the closest Emergency department or call 911