The Counseling Center
Department of Counseling and Psychological Services
- Location: 241 Lawrence Center
- Phone: 610-436-2301
- Fall and Spring Semesters (When classes are in session): Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm
- First and Second Summer Sessions: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
- Counseling and Psychological Services Website
Counseling services are available to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate
students. The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, consulting psychiatrists,
graduate-level trainees, and a drug/alcohol counselor. Confidential information shared
in the Counseling Center is protected by both state law and professional ethics. Individual
and group modalities of treatment are offered. Please consult the Counseling Center's website for current group offerings.
Students present with a variety of concerns, so different modalities are offered to
best meet the needs of the individual. Any of the following approaches may be implemented
to address a student's concerns:
- Triage: During the fall and spring semesters, the Counseling Center offers walk-in assessment
hours. Students may walk in on a first-come/first served basis to meet with a psychologist. Triage
hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
- Individual psychological counseling consists of a one-to-one experience with the focus on resolving personal or interpersonal
conflicts. The Counseling Center operates on a short-term basis, so students typically
receive no more than one semester’s worth of individual work.
- Group counseling consists of a small number of students who meet weekly with a leader or co-leaders.
Groups are especially helpful for students who wish to share their concerns with peers
and enhance their social skills in a therapeutic setting.
- Career counseling is typically a one-to-one experience with the focus on clarifying the student's career
path. Career choice is most solid when it is the outgrowth of understanding oneself.
Several assessment instruments are available to aid the student in exploring values,
interests, and abilities.
- Psychiatric services are provided on a limited basis. Students in need of a psychiatric assessment or
medication must be in treatment with a Counseling Center therapist. There is a nominal
fee for psychiatric services.
- Consultation services are provided to individuals who seek guidance, direction, or education. For example,
faculty members who are concerned about the well-being of a student may consult on
the best way to approach a student in distress. The Counseling Center also maintains
a referral guide for those requesting the names/numbers of providers in the area.
- Outreach presentations are given, upon request, by counselors throughout the year for students in residence
halls, classes, student organizations, and special interest groups.
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