Counseling and Psychological ServicesGrace Hall, Room 174610-902-8561 Fax: 610-902-8766
Hours Mon.–Fri.: 9:00AM–4:00PM by appointment
Walk-Ins (emergencies only)Mon.–Fri.: Noon to 1:00PM
Counseling and Psychological Services facilitates students’ growth by focusing on values of self‑respect, respect for others, and self‑awareness.
The office emphasizes healthy and adaptive choices, reaching one’s fullest potential, and functioning successfully within one’s global and local community
Counseling and Psychological Services provides:
Faculty and staff are encouraged to call, email, or stop by to consult about a student. Counseling and Psychological Services often presents workshops, trainings, and educational programs on campus. In the past, topics have included stress management, how to help a troubled student, eating concerns, self-care, coping with trauma, and assertive communication.
For more resources, visit our Helpful Links page.
With deep sadness, we recognize the loss of an esteemed professor, colleague, and mentor. The sudden loss in the campus community is a traumatic event and one in which the community needs caring and support.
Grief is a normal reaction to loss and is experienced differently among everyone. Generally, the first reaction to a death is one of shock and disbelief, particularly if the death was sudden and unexpected. As the shock subsides, the emotional and physical pain associated with grieving becomes apparent.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program for additional resources (1.800.382.2377).
Our sympathy goes out to the friends and family, as well as anyone else, impacted by this tragic loss.
Strategies for Coping with Fear after a Traumatic Incident
It is normal to feel fear and to accept the range of emotions that we are experiencing.
Meet with others who are willing to listen to your fear or to share their fear. Even if you do not feel like talking, being with others who are experiencing the same feelings and talking about them can be supportive. It can be very calming to know that you are not alone.
Spend time with others in order to feel like you have a safe and comforting environment. If fears are more intense at night, invite a friend to spend the night with you or go to their room.
Any activities associated with a traumatic event can be more difficult for a while. Find ways of sharing those tasks until they become less frightening.
Actively participate in community responses and actions, such as services and discussions that offer hope and ways to help others.
Take time to examine and evaluate your surroundings and decide if there is anything you can do to increase your sense of safety.
Accurate information can give you more power to deal with the situation and your feelings.
The repetition and visual imagery can numb you or overwhelm you.
Get information from the Counseling Center about normal reactions to trauma. It is easier to deal with intense reactions when you realize that your reactions are normal and it is the event that is abnormal.
No one is able to completely predict, prevent, or control the actions of others or events that may occur. Accepting this fact is psychologically healthy and prepares you to deal with the unpredictability of our lives. This acceptance also helps you better determine what you can have some control over.
Realize that the passage of time will help you feel less fearful.
Take this quick (less than five minutes), smart-phone–compatible online survey to receive personalized feedback.
Upon completion of the screening, you will receive online resources to help integrate healthy eating and activity into your life for a positive body image and improved health and wellness.
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Call during office hours to make an appointment or to speak with a counselor.