Services offered

Services offered by Counseling Services

  • Consultations & assessments
  • Crisis management
  • Medication management (limited to one year of service)
  • Resource referrals
  • Support for students seeking resources to help a friend
  • Wellness education programs for your group or team (Examples: Stress Management, How to Help a Friend, Athletes and Mental Health- we welcome your individualized requests based on your group’s needs!)

Services not offered by Counseling Services

  • Evaluations: We do not provide evaluations or recommendations for academic or other accommodations including, but not limited to, housing, emotional support animals (ESAs) or gender affirming surgeries
  • Court mandated therapy
  • Guaranteed weekly appointments
  • Services are limited to the academic year, when classes are in session. We do not provide services during school breaks including the summer months
  • Due to licensure regulations, services are not provided to students who are studying away from Gettysburg College or who are out of state at the time of service

To make an appointment with a counselor

  • Walk In: We are located in the Health and Counseling Center, behind the Dining Hall
  • Email us: counseling@gettysburg.edu with the Subject line “Appointment Request”
  • Call us: 717-337-6960

What do I need to know about my counseling appointment?

  • Services are free of charge and completely confidential
  • Appointments are typically 45 minutes in length
  • Services are available to currently enrolled students, while classes are in session
  • If you must miss an appointment you will need to contact us! Failure to do so or less than 24 hours’ notice will result in a $40 charge for each missed appointment