• 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 at counselingcenterstaff@kings.edu, or you can drop in.
  • Where is the Counseling Center? 
    • We are located on campus on the 6th floor of the Administration Building, Room 620.
  • What does it cost to come to the Counseling Center? 
    • There is no out of pocket cost to receive services at the Counseling Center.
  • Who is eligible for services?
    • Any enrolled undergraduate student at King's College
  • How long does it take to get an appointment? Can I just walk in? 
    • You can usually be seen within approximately two to three days during the semesters.  If you walk-in, if a counselor is available, you may be seen within a short period of time that same day. If you're struggle is urgent, you will be seen immediately.
  • 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 legally and ethically bound to keep the information discussed in your therapy sessions confidential.  In fact, in order for us to tell outside parties anything, you must sign a form specifically giving us permission to communicate with them.
    • There are exceptions to this confidentiality however that include:
    1. if, in the counselor's judgment, there is a evidence of substantial risk that the student will do physical harm to themselves
    2. if, in the counselor's judgment, there is evidence of substantial risk that the student will do physical harm to someone else
    3. if information is shared with a counselor indicating that a child or dependent adult is being abused or harmed.  For more information pleasee see:  Protection of Children Policy
    4. if there is a disclosure of sexual assualt, there is a minimum of at least an annonymous report that must be made - see Title IX / Misconduct Contact poicy to outline the requirements and procedures in this case.
    5. 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
    • personal identity struggles
  • Do a lot of students use the Counseling Center?
    • Students utilize the resources that we provide and they say when surveyed that they benefit from them.  To give an idea, we see we see on average around 200 counseling sessions per month during the semester. 
  • I am afraid they will send me to a hospital or put me on medications.​
    • Neither is an intention of any staff memeber in the Counseling Center.  It could be warranted in extreme cases where someone may be unsafe and needs assessment for hospitalization to keep them safe, but that is extremely rare.  Medications are not something that are recommended unless symptoms do not reduce first through counseling treatments.