A confidential conversation with a counselor is a good place to start addressing the wide variety of concerns faced by students. A counselor can help you sort out your situation, your feelings, your options, and direct you to resources that might be of benefit to you. If you are looking for services not available on campus, we can help you get connected to the appropriate resources in the community.
Students seek counseling for a wide range of concerns. For example, you may have concerns about relationships with family, friends, roommates, or other important people in your life; sex, sexual identity, or sexual orientation; feelings of anxiety or panic; life decisions or direction; feelings of depression, hopelessness or suicidality; eating, weight, or body image; drug or alcohol use; performance or creative blocks; achievement and motivation; self-esteem; adjusting to college; adjusting to a new language or culture; coping with a psychological or physical illness or disability; or coping with traumatic events or memories. Also, if you began counseling or psychiatric treatment at home or while away from campus you may want to arrange continuing treatment now that you are here.
Counseling is confidential, protected by law and by ethical standards, and there is no charge for counseling or a consultation.
To make an appointment with a counselor: Simply give us a call at 717-337-6960 or stop by the Counseling Services Reception Window, located in the east end of the Health Center. The appointment is usually 45 minutes and is a free service.
However, as of January of 2017, you will be charged $40 for each missed appointment and each appointment cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.