How to Obtain Services

Initial ScreeningsInitial Screenings are now available without an appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week from 10:00am to 2:00pm for new students or students with a prolonged absence.  Initial Screenings operate as a walk-in service so students can be seen to discuss their current difficulty with a counselor to determine the best resource available to meet their needs.  Please see instructions below to access this service.

 If you are a returning student to the Counseling Center, call the office at (570) 941-7620 to schedule an appointment to resume counseling.

All services are provided from the beginning of the Fall semester to the conclusion of the Spring semester, including Intercession. During summer, the Counseling Center still remains available for consultation and support.  For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at 570-941-7620.

 

First Time Visits or Prolonged Period of Absence

  • Make sure you have at least an hour of availability
  • Come to the Counseling Center Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, between 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • Let the staff know you are here for an Initial Screening Appointment
  • You will be asked to fill out forms
  • Once the forms are completed, you will meet with a counselor for approximately 30 minutes
  • The counselor will assess your current needs and provide you with options/recommendations based on those needs

Step-By-Step Guide to Filling out Forms

If completing the forms remotely:
  1. Log into your Student Health Online Portal the day of your appointment
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the "Upcoming Appointment" box and select the "Forms" option
  3. Complete all necessary forms listed for your appointment
  4. It will read "Completed on (date)" next to the form once it is finished
  5. FOR TELEHEALTH SESSIONS ONLY: Go back to the "Upcoming Appointment" box and select the "Check-in" button

Counselors can help with:

  • Mood Difficulties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Developmental & Identity Issues
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Stress Management
  • Body Image Issues
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Attention Deficit Issues
  • Adjusting to a New Living Situation/Homesickness
  • Screenings for Alcohol or Drug Problems

* Referrals made to outside resources when needed or appropriate.