Welcome to the Counseling Center
Whether you're stressed about a test, struggling to get out of bed or dealing with anxiety attacks, we're here for you.
We offer a confidential environment to collaborate with you on your mental wellbeing. We're committed to providing culturally competent service, and we seek to meet your needs in the best way possible no matter how you identify.
Let us help you navigate a wide range of issues, such as, anxiety, relationship problems, depression or academic performance stress. You can also stop by if you're concerned about a friend and would like to know how to help.
Call 570-372-4751 to schedule an appointment. In case of emergency, call 570-372-4751 during regular business hours or 570-374-9164 during the evenings and weekends.
Visit our Facebook page to get mental health tips and advice, as well as photos and videos.
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed from noon-1 pm for lunch)
Earlier or later appointments available on a limited basis
Walk-in hours available from 3-4 p.m. weekdays.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No drop-in hours or emergency coverage.
Call 570-372-4751 or visit the Counseling Center to request an appointment. During evenings and weekends, an on-call counselor can be reached at 570-374-9164.
- Individual and group counseling with professional, licensed therapists
- Emergency services and an after-hours crisis phone line
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Help with academic performance
- Alcohol and drug assessment and referral
- Referral to private practitioners for long-term counseling
- A variety of educational programs, such as workshops and seminars
Our professionals have expertise in depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, LGBTQ concerns, overcoming racism and other discrimination, identity concerns and family of origin issues.
Special programs include alcohol and drug prevention; peer education training; Koru mindfulness classes; support groups for anxiety, first-year experience and students of color; and outreach events such as Dog Days and the Be a Kid Again holiday event.
As a registered student, you're eligible to receive services for free during the academic year. During summer sessions, students must be registered for at least one class or working full time for the university.
Individual and Group Counseling
Free short-term counseling is available to Susquehanna University students. Eighty-seven percent of our clients are seen 15 sessions or fewer. We've recently expanded our group counseling to include support groups for anxiety, first-year students and students of color.
Clients requiring longer-term counseling and clients who wish to pursue counseling outside of the university are referred to local clinicians and are responsible for the charges.
In case of an emergency, call 570-372-4751 or visit the Counseling Center and request a same-day appointment. During evenings and weekends, an on-call counselor can be reached by calling 570-374-9164.
Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling
We provide alcohol and other drug assessment, referrals to off-campus providers, Think About It, an online interactive tool for self-assessment and education, and the Alcohol and Skills Training class for students mandated by the Student Conduct Board. For more information, contact Cheryl Stumpf at 570-372-4751.
Recognizing and Assisting Emotionally Troubled Students
If someone has turned to you for help, or you see that a person you care about needs help, check out these guidelines. They're meant to help you recognize, intervene and refer emotionally troubled students to the Counseling Center. Sometimes the issues that students present might also warrant a referral to the Office of the Chaplain.
The Counseling Center offers a variety of programs throughout the academic year to help students cope with issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, stress management, positive psychology, and diversity. Our peer educators are involved in developing and implementing many of our educational and outreach programs. If you are interested in becoming a peer educator, call Cheryl Stumpf at 570-372-4732.
Self-Help and Self-Assessment
The Counseling Center advocates for good mental health. Stop in to our house to relax and re-charge. Spend a few minutes in our massage chair, put up your feet or browse through our library. You'll find a wide variety of helpful resources and tools that you can use on your own, as well as valuable online resources, available through mySU.
Being in college is stressful. Friends and professors may be the first ones to notice signs that a student is struggling, such as:
- Change in academic performance
- Lateness and excessive absences from class
- Withdrawing from activities they used to enjoy
- Increased anxiety about classwork
- Changes in emotional state such as crying, lethargy, irritability, etc.
- Changes in physical state such as swollen eyes, increased sickness, poor hygiene, weight loss or gain, falling asleep in class, etc.
- Preoccupation with death or dying
You can help! Visit or call the Counseling Center to get tips on how to talk with friends and encourage them to seek help.
If you're worried about their immediate safety, please call 911.
Confidentiality is extremely important to us, so you can trust that the information you share with us will be kept in strict confidence.
According to state laws, we cannot release information, including whether you are a client, to parents, resident assistants, instructors or physicians without your written consent. However, there are some situations in which we are legally obligated to take action to you or protect others from harm or shield a minor from abuse.
Find helpful information on a variety of topics, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America
- National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- NIMH-Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
Sexual Assault and Rape
Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- American Council for Drug Education
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Academy for Eating Disorders
- ANAD National Association of Anorexia and Associated Eating Disorders
- Eating Disorder Hope
- The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Overeaters Anonymous
Learning Disorders and Other Disabilities
- Association on Higher Education and Disability
- (CHADD) Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
- HEATH Resource Center
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
Interested in going into the mental health profession? Develop practical skills to put on your resume by working for the Counseling Center!
Our peer educators promoting the mission for the Counseling Center by assisting with events, running workshops and staffing tables.
Missing your pets?
Come to Dog Days! Every Tuesday in September, we sponsor Dog Days on the lawn in front of the Degenstein Campus Center.
Stop by between 5-6 p.m. to play with the dogs owned by Susquehanna faculty and staff.
Relax, meet some new four-legged friends and connect with other animal lovers in the Susquehanna community.