Counseling and Psychological Services
Office Hours are Monday- Friday 8:30am-4pm
If you would like to schedule an appointment
please call 610.902.8561 or email email@example.com
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or contact Cabrini Public Safety at 610.902.8111.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741-741
CAPS will be offering both in-person and telehealth counseling sessions this year. In-person sessions will be held with both the student and therapist masked. Students are requested not to attend an in-person session if they have any symptoms of physical illness, such as fever, cough, sneezing, vomiting, etc. If a student is feeling ill, they should contact their healthcare provider or Public Safety for guidance. The counseling session may be rescheduled for another day, or may be held via telehealth instead, depending on the needs of the student. Telehealth sessions will be provided via a secure, HIPAA-compliant Zoom video conferencing platform. Students will be asked if they have a safe, private location (with no roommates or family in the background) where they can conduct their telehealth sessions. If they do – great! If not, students may schedule a private space in the CAPS building in order to conduct their telehealth sessions in privacy.
Same-Day Urgent Appointments/Mental Health Emergencies
CAPS will offer same-day urgent/emergency appointments this year, which should be scheduled by calling or emailing CAPS during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm). There will be urgent appointment times available at various times during the day. The earlier a student calls, the more options may be available for times. Most urgent appointments can be conducted via telehealth video conferencing. In instances where a student’s safety must be evaluated, or for other circumstances in which a counselor determines that a student needs to be seen in person, arrangements will be made for a face-to-face session following appropriate safety protocols.
Counselors will be on campus during regular business hours to respond to mental health emergencies in person.
CAPS’ Commitment to Anti-Racism
CAPS condemns racism in every shape and form. We, the staff of CAPS, stand in solidarity with and in support of our students and colleagues of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We also affirm and acknowledge our center must examine ourselves and our systems to ensure that we are doing everything we can to undo and repair, rather than replicate, any form of racial bias or prejudice.
Our staff strives to uphold the founding inclusive principles of St. Frances Cabrini, whose message and mission encourages us all to “build relationships grounded in the belief that every person has something to contribute to the common good” (MSC Provincial Assembly, 2009).
We, like St. Frances Cabrini, recognize and respect the plight of the disenfranchised who may feel injured, isolated, and marginalized in their day-to-day life. In our efforts as staff and members of the Cabrini community, we welcome people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and strive to ensure that everyone has a voice and sense of belonging at Cabrini University.
We will challenge actions that disparage an individual's or group's ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or any other aspect of identity as contrary to the fundamental mission and values of the University.
We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe space for all of our students in which they can feel respected and cared for. We believe in providing individual care and support that joins our community in solidarity through increased awareness of, and commitment to, our common values, even while honoring our individual paths that draw us together.
Alissa L Brown, PsyD
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Hillary Graham, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Bryan Peightal, PsyD
Evelyn Jones Busby, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Email is not a confidential means of communication.
- Please do not use email to contact staff about emergency or confidential matters.
- Call during office hours to make an appointment or to speak with a counselor.