Counseling

The Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Please call 610 409 3100 or email wellness@ursinus.edu if you have questions or concerns related to counseling. If you are experiencing an imminent emergency, please call 911 or National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Our Mission

The Counseling Center advances the educational mission of Ursinus College by providing quality psychological interventions, outreach, and consultation services to address the emotional, intellectual, cultural and social development of our students. We support students in exploring and furthering their sense of selves by facilitating interpersonal and experiential insight, fostering effective communication and coping skills, and promoting independence, personal responsibility and respect for all forms of diversity.

Changes to Our Counseling Services

The Wellness Center will provide online counseling appointments in Fall of 2020. All current services will continue to be offered via the virtual counseling platform. For more information regarding current services, please visit Wellness Counseling Services or email wellness@ursinus.edu for more information.

The Wellness Center will work with any student in finding a safe and confidential space to engage in appointments, if this is a concern. Please reach out to the Wellness staff if an accommodation is needed.

Make An Appointment

Students interested in making an appointment to speak with a psychologist during the school year can call 610 409 3100 or email wellness@ursinus.edu for assistance with scheduling.  As of this Fall 2020 semester, the Wellness Center is not accepting walk-ins.  All appointments must be made in advance.

Mental Health Emergencies

The Wellness Center holds a virtual drop-in crisis hour on weekdays from 2:00-3:00 pm, which is available for students in crisis who need to be seen immediately by a clinician. This service is confidential and free to all students.  No appointment is necessary.  Students will be seen during crisis hour on a first come first served basis. Click the red button below to be taken to the Zoom Crisis Hour waiting room.

Virtual Crisis Hour

For after-hours emergencies, call Campus Safety at 610-409-3333

National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Election Stress Virtual Walk-in Hours

The Wellness Center will have “Election Stress” virtual walk-in hours (no appointment needed!) on Tuesday, November 3rd at 9am and 11am and on Wednesday, November 4th at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Crisis Hour will also be available both days at 2pm. Students will be admitted to see the counselor  on a first come, first served basis! Please be patient if you are in the Zoom waiting room; counselors will do their best to see all students requesting support. 

Tuesday, November 3rd

                  9am: Click here

                  11am: Click here

Wednesday, November 4th

                  11am: Click here

                  1pm: Click here

                  3pm: Click here

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Counseling Center values the diversity of the Ursinus community and supports the dignity and worth of all people.

We are committed to embracing diversity in all of its forms as a core value. We welcome students of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, nationalities, religious or spiritual beliefs, ages, body sizes, political beliefs, abilities and socioeconomic classes. The Counseling Center strives to create an open and inclusive environment in which differences are valued and to provide culturally competent clinical services and community interventions. Students can expect an atmosphere of acceptance and respect as they address their concerns as we aim to provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all persons who utilize our services.

The therapists in the Counseling Center operate from the belief that human development, psychological functioning and one’s sense of self are significantly influenced by culture. We seek to understand students, their experiences and psychological concerns within their underlying cultural, social, political and economic contexts. We aim to be responsive to the multicultural needs of an increasingly diverse Ursinus campus community, to facilitate students’ participation in Counseling, and to foster a campus culture that nurtures the psychological well-being of all. To this end, we strive to develop culturally sensitive models of service and to provide outreach and education on mental health issues to a diverse campus community. Therapists are committed to the continuous examination of our own cultural identities, assumptions, beliefs, values and biases and to the regular participation in continuing education and training in order to enhance our knowledge, awareness and skills necessary to provide culturally relevant and sensitive services.