Counseling and Psychological Services provides group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological evaluations for students, as well as prevention and consultation services for the University community.
Counseling and Psychological Services can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State. Some of the more common concerns include difficulty with friends, roommates, or family members; depression and anxiety; sexual identity; lack of motivation or difficulty relaxing, concentrating or studying; eating disorders; sexual assault and sexual abuse recovery; and uncertainties about personal values and beliefs.
We are also available to assist students in making difficult decisions, resolving relationship issues, dealing with academic pressures, coping with feelings of depression and anxiety, and other personal concerns. Call 570-450-3027 or 570-450-3160 or stop by 105 Butler Teaching and Learning Resource Center to schedule an appointment. Confidentiality in individual and group therapy is strictly respected.
While most of the services are scheduled on an appointment basis, there are crisis situations that require immediate or same-day intervention. For example, crises might include consideration of doing harm to oneself or others, experiences a sexual or physical assault, having someone close to you die recently, or the experience of atypical sensations such as visual hallucinations or hearing voices. Counseling and Psychological Services offers crisis intervention services during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In order to arrange for a crisis intervention appointment, the student should alert Counseling and Psychological Services to the nature of the crisis at the beginning of their conversation. Students will be seen as soon as possible. At times where a student feels they need crisis services after office hours or on weekends, students are encouraged to call Northeast Counseling at 570-455-6385 or the Help Line at 800-432-8002 or 911.