For emergencies, please call 911 or if you are on campus, please call 215.242.7777 or stop by our offices in St. Joseph Hall, rooms 341 - 345.
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.
Student Health Resources
Department of Human Services Support & Referral Helpline – staffed by skilled and compassion caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.
The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational today, Thursday, April 2. The number to call is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
Looking for free or low-cost support you can contact:
- Council for Relationships councilforrelationships.org
- LiveWell Foundation www.livewell-foundation.org
- Mental Health is Health https://www.mentalhealthishealth.us/
- ULifeline http://www.ulifeline.org/
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline https://988lifeline.org/
- The Wellness Society https://thewellnesssociety.org/
National Hotline Assistance
- Suicide & Crisis Intervention: 215-686-4420
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Textline: Text HELLO to 741741 (FREE, 24/7, confidential)
- National Drug & Alcohol Hotline: 800-662-HELP
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 215-923-7900
- Women Organization Against Rape: 215-985-3333
- Poison Control Center: 215-386-2100
- National Depression Hotline: 800-239-1295
- Panic Disorder Hotline: 800-64-PANIC
- National Domestic Violence Line: 800-799-7233
- Eating Disorder Hotline: 314-588-1683
- Self-Injury Prevention: 800-DONT-CUT
- LGBTQIA Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
- Transgender Persons: 877-565-8860