Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling

 

Feeling stressed? Having problems?

Like many students, you may encounter a great deal of stress during your college years — whether it be academic, social, family, work, financial, etc. While most cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some, the pressures can become overwhelming and unmanageable. You may feel alone, isolated, helpless, and even hopeless. These feelings can easily disrupt your academic performance and may result in harmful behaviors such as substance abuse and attempts at suicide.

So, if you're feeling stressed or having problems, we can help. We offer the following services to currently enrolled students:

Appointments

Just call or stop by our office to make an appointment with one of our counselors. We're here to help!

For emergencies, call 911. Help is also available from the organizations listed under "Crisis Services" (at the top, right of this page).

Confidentiality

In accordance with the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA), students 18 and older are considered to hold the privilege of privacy to any academic or health records. However, information may be released when there is clear and present danger to a student, another person, or to the Behrend community. In this case, only relevant information will be released. This action is meant to ensure the safety of students and the Behrend community. Parental support is encouraged.

Diversity

The Personal Counseling office welcomes all students. We embrace diversity and the inclusiveness of individuals regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural and religious backgrounds, and abilities. We are also committed to helping all students deal with discrimination and identity issues.