Ghering Health and Wellness Center
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.
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. Appointments can be made in person or by phone.
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.
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.
HalfofUs – Awareness initiative by mtvU
ULifeline – Online screening and information
Liveandworkwell.com – Employee access code: Pennsylvania
State Employee Assistance Program – Confidential, no-cost services