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 clinicians 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 8:30am and 4:30pm from August 26, 2019-May 22, 2020.

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 a session to begin as soon as possible. After eight sessions with a counselor, students will be reevaluated for treatment.

All information about a student's counseling is confidential.

Counselors can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • Previous Trauma
  • Homesickness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexuality
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Worry Obsessions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger
  • 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