Counseling Services

The Counseling Services’ diverse staff of licensed clinicians are available to address a broad range of student challenges including depression, anxiety, homesickness, interpersonal problems, grief, eating concerns, and academic stress in a confidential and welcoming atmosphere. 

In addition to individual sessions, our services include a limited number of therapy groups. Every academic year, each student is entitled to six free counseling sessions. After this has been reached, insurance is billed for visits.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with a counselor, please call our front desk at 717-544-9051 when the Student Wellness Center is open, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m.

If you are experiencing an urgent issue and need immediate support, the Counseling Service offers walk-in hours from 1 - 2 pm, Monday - Friday.

After Hours Care

If you need immediate assistance when the Student Wellness Center is closed, call the main number 717-544-9051 and you will be connected to an on call counselor.

Individual Counseling

Any student interested in counseling services will meet with a counselor for an individualized assessment. During this session, counselors explore with students their reasons for seeking assistance, their history, and their goals. The counselor will explain confidentiality and options for treatment and a plan will be identified. Options for treatment include individual and/or group counseling at the SWC, referrals to other campus resources, or referrals to off-campus providers if the services needed are beyond the scope of services on campus.

Group Counseling

The SWC offers a variety of group options, including ongoing support groups, structured time-limited groups and process groups. Groups are updated each semester depending on student needs and interest. There is no charge for group counseling sessions. Benefits of group counseling include: receiving support, feedback and encouragement from others; decreased feelings of loneliness; practicing social skills; learning coping skills to help manage strong emotions; increased understanding of self and others.

Off-Campus Referrals

If a student presents with concerns that are beyond the scope of care the Student Wellness Center offers, every attempt will be made to connect the student with appropriate community resources.

International Student Resources

The following resources may be a helpful starting point for international students seeking mental health services in their home communities. There are many possibilities listed here; in order to make an informed decision, be sure to do your own research. If possible, seek personal recommendations from a trusted friend, family member, teacher, or doctor. If you have questions, please contact the Counseling Service at 717-544-9051; our staff can support you in connecting to care locally. 

BetterHelp: Find out if you can access services in your area by typing BetterHelp in your browser from your home country.

International Therapist Directory

European Association for Psychotherapy (serving the EU)

WhatClinic (enter psychotherapy in the first search field and your location in the second)

Resources for Students in China

Lifeline (for English speakers in China, available from 10 am - 10 pm)

Tencent (part of WeDoctor)

Resources for Students in India

The Alternative Story 

Juno Clinic


Nutritional Counseling

A part time nutritionist is available at the Student Wellness Center for consultation and ongoing nutritional counseling.

Scope of Service

Counseling Services provides individual intake sessions, ongoing individual counseling, group counseling, crisis sessions, and referrals for off campus providers.

The following services are NOT offered by Counseling Services staff:

  • Intensive outpatient therapy (i.e. more than once a week)
  • Mental health evaluations for having comfort/emotional assistance animals in college residences and documentation for travel
  • Psychological evaluations for learning differences including specific learning disabilities, ADHD, etc
  • Mandated therapy, including court mandated treatment
  • Comprehensive threat assessments for forensic evaluations
  • Comprehensive assessment and ongoing treatment for alcohol and/or substance abuse
  • Comprehensive, ongoing treatment for a diagnosed eating disorder
  • Urgent psychiatric medication issues
If a student presents with concerns that are beyond the scope of care the SWC offers, every attempt will be made to connect the student with appropriate community resources.