Services are free for students currently enrolled in a degree granting
program and include the following:
• Counseling for such matters as: anxiety,
stress, depression, self esteem, relationship concerns, sexual assault,
grief and loss, family stress, lesbian, gay, bisexual issues, college-related
transition and other developmental issues.
Counseling is offered to provide students with support and
encouragement through a shared group experience. Groups allow students
to learn new ways of relating to people or issues and to gain self-awareness
and self confidence.
• Assessment and referral to other campus resources,
such as Health Services, Student Services, Office of The Chaplain,
and referrals to community resources when the presenting concerns
are beyond Counseling Services’ scope of practice.
• Mental health consultation, education, and
outreach programs are available to students, faculty, and staff. Counseling
Services presents workshops and training sessions to meet the needs
of the university community.
• Crisis intervention: Same-day crisis appointments
are available during business hours from 9:00-5:00pm. After business
hours and on weekends, students can contact Chester County Crisis
Intervention at 1-877-918-2100 or (610) 918-2100.
• Drug and alcohol: Substance abuse assessment
and referrals are provided. Counseling Services partners with a local
outpatient drug and alcohol agency where students can access drug
and alcohol treatment.
Services does not prescribe or monitor psychotropic or any other medications.
At a student’s request, counselors will make a referral to Health
Services or a community physician for medication evaluation.
Faculty and staff
can access counseling services through HMS Employee Assistance Program
(EAP) at 1 800-343-2186 or www.hmssincorp.com