The Counseling Center provides confidential, professional counseling to ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp University ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps at no direct charge to the ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp. Our staff recognizes the challenges that university ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps face as they transition from home to the campus and are experienced in assisting ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps with a number of concerns including adjustment to college, peer or family relationships, depression, anxiety/stress, alcohol or other substances, eating disorders, anger management, grief, loss, or trauma.
To make an appointment, ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps can call the Counseling Center. Students experiencing urgent or crisis concerns can walk in at the Center during an open hour advertised each semester. Students requiring crisis services after hours or on weekends can access crisis counseling by contacting Police and Safety at 814-824-3911.
¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp Counseling Center promotes the balance of mind, body and spirit necessary for the achievement of full ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp potential. Mindful that young adulthood is a time of profound development and change, the Counseling Center strives to respond compassionately and professionally to the psychological, relational, emotional, and spiritual issues of ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps. The counseling process helps ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps engage in compassionate self-reflection acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to transform personal difficulties into healthier ways of relating to self and others.
We respect the dignity and worth of all ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps as maturing individuals with unique perspectives and contributions, and value the diverse backgrounds, abilities, and orientations of each member of our ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp body. The Center upholds the confidentiality of the individual ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp in a manner respectful of privacy and consistent with professional ethics and community laws. We collaborate with faculty, administration, ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps and others on initiatives and events that work toward our collective goal of maintaining a safe and healthy campus. The Center supports the development of emotional resilience, healthy lifestyles, and respect for self and others as we seek to empower ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps to flourish in the ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp community and in the world.
MU brings in Pet Companion(s) periodically through partnerships with local organizations and individuals. These companions can appear at various on campus locations, including but not limited to:
- Counseling Sessions
- Group Sessions
- Waiting Room
- Exam Room / Doctor's Visits
- Special Events
Health Insurance Information
All ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp University ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps are strongly advised to have health insurance coverage. If you do not have insurance, and you would like to obtain it through ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp, visit this page. ÌýThis site will provide you with detailed information on the insurance plan, as well as a link for enrollment.
Our staff includes psychologists, licensed social workers, and counselors who approach the ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps and their concerns with respect, compassion, and encouragement. The center works collaboratively with health center physicians, consulting psychiatrist, etc to provide medication evaluation in select situations
The Counseling Center adheres to the confidentiality standards defined by Pennsylvania state law. Counseling information is not kept in the ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapp's educational record. Confidentiality allows ¼â½ÐÊÓÆµapps to be open and honest in explaining their concerns.
Meet the Staff
Cohen Student Health Center/Counseling Center