Student Health Resources
The Counseling Center offers free, short and long-term therapy to students in the Schools of Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Studies (from September to May). Counseling staff can also consult with students and members of their families. Workshops are offered to address students' interests and needs. Students may use the Counseling Center at all times they are enrolled at the College.
Your schedule is determined by you and your therapist. In general, therapists see students once a week for one fifty-minute session. In addition, therapists reserve time every day to see any student in crisis who needs immediate attention. The College also provides 24-hour emergency coverage when school is in session.
The Counseling Center is completely confidential, except in cases of life-threatening emergency (the threat or attempt of suicide, and the threat of seriously injuring another person, for example) or when we are legally required to report abuse of a minor. Except in these extraordinary circumstances, neither what you and your therapist discuss nor any of the required written records are shared with anyone- including roommates, parents, friends, faculty, and staff- without your written permission.
Psychologist - Sandy Bumgardner, Psy.D. (2002), Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College
Therapist - Lisa Johnson, Psy.D. (2004) Clinicial Psychology, Chestnut Hill College
Psychologist, Director of Counseling Services - Sheila Kennedy, SSJ, Ph.D. (1998) Counseling Psychology, Penn State