Signs on the door of the Counseling Center will indicate instructions

  • Counseling services will be offered for the Fall 2020 semester and during typical office hours M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • There will be an On-Call Counselor scheduled each week as in any typical semester.
  • Appointments
    • Students must have an appointment for services.
    • We will not be taking Walk-Ins
    • Faculty and Staff – will need to call ahead to the main office line 570-208-5873 if sending someone to the Counseling Center
    • For students to make an appointment, students should call the Counseling Center at 570-208-5873 or email  counselingcenterstaff@kings.edu.  To minimize foot traffic and in person-contact, students should not walk-in to schedule appointments. 
    • Face-To-Face sessions may be limited or altered from traditional fashion. 
    • A form of telehealth may very well be utilized as a form of holding sessions.  (More on this as guidance and recommendations evolve). 
      • If utilizing telehealth, counselors would likely be in their offices, and students recommended being on campus in a private area to ensure confidentiality.
      • Doxy.me or Zoom would be utilized in telehealth sessions. 
  • Capacity
    • We will have no more than four students in the Counseling Center Suite at a time.  That should be a max of 3 behind closed doors with counselors and 1 in the waiting room. 
    • Appointment times may be staggered by 15- or 30-minute increments to avoid having several students in the waiting room at once. 
    • The suite entrance door may remain locked to ensure capacity is kept. 
      • We may utilize a buzzer system for students to indicate their arrival.
  • Disinfecting and Cleaning
    • PPE will be utilized within the office where possible, needed, or recommended pertaining to both students and Staff. 
    • Counselors and Staff will only be utilizing their own workspaces except for shared work areas.
    • We will look to spray our offices with disinfectant spray (if we can get it) after each session. 
    • We will wipe down high touch areas frequently with disinfecting wipes and other lower touch areas sporadically. 
  • Students will be asked to complete any work needed in preparation for the session before arriving through the student web portal.  This includes routine administrations of CCAPS assessment and any initial session forms, including intake form, informed consents, etc. 
  • Students should not come to the office suite if showing symptoms of illness.
    • A Symptoms Checklist sign will be posted on the door, and students asked if they exhibit any of the posted symptoms; they do not enter the Counseling Center Suite and would instead be directed towards either rescheduling an appointment or a telehealth session.