Counseling

We promote the psychological well-being and facilitate the optimal development of our students by providing quality mental health services. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COUNSELING SERVICES: March 23, 2020

If you are experiencing an imminent emergency, please call 911 or National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Counseling Services is offering services remotely for consultation and urgent concerns only via Zoom or phone in lieu of in-person contacts throughout the period of time while students are away and until students can transition to local providers if ongoing therapy is preferred.

As always, Counseling Services will offer urgent, on-call counseling after hours. This can be accessed through Ursinus Campus Safety (610.409.3333)

If you’d like to obtain a consultation with a counselor, you may complete this form or email at wellness@ursinus.edu and we will assist you in scheduling a consultation time.

Upon completing the form, a member of our team will respond to your request within 24 business hours.

 

 

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.

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. 

Make An Appointment

Students interested in making an appointment to speak with a psychologist can call 610-409-3100, email wellness@ursinus.edu or stop by the Wellness Center to schedule in person.