University Counseling Center

FAM Contact Info

Uniformed Services University
Department of Family Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair: CAPT Jeffrey Quinlan, (301) 295-9464 
Alternate Number (301) 295-3632
Fax (301) 295-3100

Student Counseling Center

Hello and Welcome to the USU 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


Working with Dr. Brett Schneider, we also have a new Pschologist, Dr. Sherin Venable, and our new Social worker, Dr. Nathan Keller. Please see the links below to access their respective calendars to schedule appointments with them.

Dr. Schneider-

Dr. Venable-

Dr. Keller-
Dr. Keller can only see STUDENTS AND ADULTS.

Until the counseling center is fully staffed, PRIORITY is being given to STUDENTS (military and civilian).


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. MSO 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