Counseling Center Services

 The University of Scranton Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling for students.  We provide after hours crisis consultation during the academic year when classes are in session.  The Center also provides programs for students, faculty, and staff.  All Center services are free of charge. 


A student does not have to be confronting desperate or overwhelming difficulties in order to benefit from a counseling relationship.  Understanding a situation before it reaches the crisis stage often allows for greater freedom when making choices.  The Center staff encourages students to come in and talk, even if they are not sure that therapy/counseling is what they need.  With a clinician's help, they can discuss alternatives and decide upon the appropriate follow-up for their concerns. 


Students can be seen for an initial visit between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m from August 15 until May 31. During the first visit, the student and clinician together make an assessment of the situation and decide how best to proceed.  Sometimes the best course of action includes a referral to another service, either on staff or off campus.  Occasionally, one session proves sufficient.  Most often, the student decides to continue therapy on an ongoing basis, usually once a week.  Arrangements are made for session to begin as soon as possible.  After 8 session with a counselor, students will be reevaluated for treatment.  All information about a student's counseling is confidential


Counselors can help with:


identity issues
previous trauma
grief and loss
sleep problems
worry obsessions
eating disorders
body image issues
suicidal thoughts
relationship issues
attention deficit issues
adjusting to a new living situation
screenings for alcohol or drug problems
referrals for medication assessment

* referrals made to local resources when needed