Contact Info

          Ghering Health and Wellness Center
          McNerney Hall, 1st Floor
          300 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444

          Counseling and Psychological Services
          Phone: (814) 732-2252
          Fax: (814) 732-2666

          Counseling and Psychological Services

          While your college years are filled with excitement and rewards, you may also experience some demanding challenges along the way. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to helping you address and resolve your concerns by providing a range of mental health services.

          Students on the lawn outside of Loveland Hall

          Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services

          Sometimes life can throw you for a loop, which leads to stress and can affect the way you function, your academic performance, and your social relationships. It’s important to recognize when you have a problem. This is the first step in resolving it. The second is getting help.

          Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of services on a short-term basis to currently enrolled students who have paid the Health Center fee. In addition, CAPS provides consultation and referral services for students, faculty, staff and campus professionals.

          We treat each individual with sensitivity, providing affirmative therapy that values diversity and respect.

          Our professional staff of licensed mental health professionals and psychologists provides individual and group counseling for students and referral services for those requiring specialized or longer term care.

          Hours of Operation:

          Our hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday during each semester except on days when classes do not meet or the University is officially closed. Students may request additional times for appointments. Summer hours vary. Appointments can be made in person or by phone.

          Making an Appointment

          You can make an appointment by calling (814) 732-2252, or you can visit the reception desk during office hours. Urgent problems are handled on a walk-in basis.

          Crisis/Emergency – After-Hours Services

          In case of a crisis or emergency, call (814) 732-2911 on campus or 911 otherwise. Telephone Helpline services are available from outside agencies after hours: 

          • in Erie County – Crisis Services (Safe Harbor Behavioral Health) (814) 456-2014 or 800-300-9558
          • in Crawford County – Crisis Hotline (Stairways Behavioral Health) (814) 337-8762 
            or 800-315-5721 – Help Line/Meadville Medical Center (814) 373-2345
          • In other areas, consult your local telephone directory or directory service.
          • GET HELP NOW from 24-Hour Hotlines

          Additional Resources

          Useful information may be found through the following links, though it’s not intended to substitute for the counseling of a qualified mental health professional.

          Crisis Text Line - Counseling support, 24/7
          Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Counseling anytime, 24/7

          HalfofUs – Awareness initiative by mtvU
          ULifeline – Online screening and information
  –  Employee access code: Pennsylvania
          State Employee Assistance Program – Confidential, no-cost services

          Need help now? Call (800) 273-TALK or Text START to 741-741