The Counseling Center provides free and confidential services for all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Scranton. The Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, counselors and social workers. We provide individual and group counseling, consultations, assessment, and crisis intervention for students. The Counseling Center staff also provides after-hour consultative services to the University community. All of these services are provided from the beginning of the Fall semester to the conclusion of the Spring semester, including Intercession. During these summer hours, the Counseling Center still remains available for consultation and support.  For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620.

*If you are a returning student, please reach out to your counselor directly or call the office at 570-941-7620

First Time Visits or Prolonged Period of Absence

  • Make sure you have at least an hour of availability
  • Call the office at 570-941-7620, Monday-Friday, between 10:00am-1:30pm.
  • Let the staff know you are calling for an Initial Screening Appointment
  • You will be asked to fill out forms through your Student Health Portal
  • Once the forms are completed, you will meet with a counselor via Zoom 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

  1. Log into your Student Health Online Portal
  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. Go back to the "Upcoming Appointment" box and select the "Check-in" button
  6. If you are a returning student, the "Check-in" button will turn into a "Telehealth" button.  (If you are new to the Counseling Center, your Zoom invitation will be emailed to your Scranton email address, once you have checked in)
  7. If returning, select the "Telehealth" button in order to obtain your zoom link

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