Emergency Response

Public Safety & Emergency Medical Services :610-436-3311

Counseling Services: 610-436-2301 for behavior or mental health concerns during business hours

Crisis Intervention (Exton) for community help: 610-918-2100

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
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 http://www.crisistextline.org

TransLifeline.org: 1-877-565-8860

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc:

More information

610-692-7273 (sexual assault)
610-692-7420 (other crimes)

Crisis Reponse



 ***Updated Information Regarding Services***

Click here for Resources for Coping with COVID-19.

With the University’s announcement that academic instruction will be expedited remotely for the remainder of the spring semester (meaning in-person, face-to-face instruction will not occur on campus) starting on March 30 - the Counseling Center will not be seeing students in the Counseling Center.  The Counseling Center faculty and staff will be working remotely. 

We will provide phone consultation to students new to the Counseling Center and assistance connecting with your local mental health providers and resources.

The Counseling Center understands the concerns and difficult feelings you may be experiencing at this time as a result of these changes. These feelings are normal. We are doing our best to determine the best course of action for the welfare of our students and within our ethical and legal guidelines.



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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