Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I make an appointment at the Counseling Center? 
    • You can call our office at 570-208-5873 during our regular hours of Monday through Friday,  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, you can e-mail our office coordinator, Nora Conway, or you can drop in.
       
  • Where is the Counseling Center? 
    • We are on the 6th floor of the Administration Building, Room 620.
       
  • What does it cost to come to the Counseling Center? 
    • There is no cost to receive services at the Counseling Center.
       
  • How long does it take to get an appointment? Can I just walk in? 
    • You can usually be seen within one day.  If you just walk in, if a counselor is available, you may be seen within a short period of time that same day. If you are in crisis, walk in and you will be seen.
       
  • How do I know my parents, friends, or professors won't be told about what I tell you?
    • As Licensed mental health professionals, we are ethically bound to keep the information discussed in your therapy sessions confidential.  In fact, in order for us to speak to your parents, you must sign a form specifically giving us permission to communicate with them.
    • The only exceptions to this confidentiality are:
    1. if, in the therapist's judgment, there is a substantial risk that the student will do physical harm to themselves
    2. if, in the therapist's judgment, there is substantial risk that the student will do physical harm to someone else
    3. if information is shared with a therapist indicating that a child or dependent adult is being abused
    4. if ordered to do so by a judge as part of judicial proceedings
       
  • Why would a student in college come to the Counseling Center anyway?
    • feeling overwhelmed
    • roommate problems
    • relationship problems
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • difficulty in transitionally from high school to college
    • conflict at home
    • grief/loss
    • perfectionism
    • changes in mood or behavior
    • homesickness
    • self-esteem
    • controlling food and/or substance intake
    • senior concerns
    • managing stress
    • anger management
    • references to suicide
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