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Counseling & Psychological Services


Contact Counseling & Psychological Services  

Counseling & Psychological Services

Lawrence Center, Second Level
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2301
Fax: 610-436-3114


Emergency Response

Public Safety: 610-436-3311 for safety concerns
Counseling Services:
610-436-2301 for behavior or mental health concerns
Emergency Medical Services:
610-436-3311 (will link to 911)

Crisis Intervention (Exton) for community help: 610-918-2100
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc: 
610-692-7273 (sexual assault)
610-692-7420 (other crimes)

National trans-led organization with info and hotline:  877-565-8860

More information

Crisis Reponse

Crisis Text Line
Text START to 741-741

This is a free, crisis text line. A trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond quickly. This service is not sponsored nor supported by the University; this is a free nationwide crisis text line for anyone to use. For additional information see



Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Open when classes are in session
Any after-hours emergencies must go through Public Safety (610-436-3311)

Triage Hours

Students must walk in during Triage hours to begin counseling appointments.

Monday-Friday: 1:00-3:00pm (during Fall and Spring Semesters)
It is first-come/first-served but students do arrive early in the morning to "reserve" a Triage slot for that day. Please plan accordingly, as many Triage slots fill up prior to 1:00 pm.

There is no charge for a Triage assessment or counseling with a counselor at the Counseling Center


The mission of the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (The Counseling Center) is to promote optimal health through the provision of quality and culturally competent mental health services for all currently enrolled West Chester University students.  We are a short-term Counseling Center, so sessions are limited; however, we also have a Clinical Case Manager to assist with off-campus services.  We are also a training site, meaning advanced doctoral students engage in the provision of therapeutic services to students under the supervision of licensed counselors.  The Counseling Center is in Lawrence Center, Suite 241 -- it is a welcoming environment that appreciates multiculturalism and diversity.

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