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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed from noon-1 pm for lunch)
Rapid access drop-in hours available from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. weekdays
Earlier or later appointments available on a limited basis
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No drop-in hours or emergency coverage
Call 570-372-4751, email email@example.com or stop by 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.
Download a PDF outlining our scope of care and stepped care treatment model.
Individual and Group Counseling
Free short-term counseling is available to Susquehanna University students. Eighty-seven percent of our clients are seen 12 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.
Walk-ins are available Monday through Friday from between 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
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 the Counseling Center at 570-372-9164.
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 Tonya Valentine at 570-372-4437.
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.
This confidential, online and self-guided platform provides students with information and tools to better understand and deal with stress, anxiety and depression.
Inexpensive yoga classes, led by Beatriz Benedit, owner of Lewisburg Yoga Studio, are sponsored by the Amy E. Winans Center for Wellness, the Student Health Club and the Counseling Center.
If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, this class is for you! Koru mindfullness can help decrease your stress, find satisfaction in your daily life and calm and focus your mind. Enrollment is free but limited.
This LBTGGIA+ support and discussion group is held weekly. The goal is to create a safe and supportive space for student discussion on topics like parents and family, fitting in at SU, dating, coming out, politics, movies, resources and more.
Being Black, Brown and Red in White Spaces
Being a person of color in a predominantly white environment is a complex and often stressful experience. This weekly group engages in dialogue about what it means to be a student of color, makes students aware there are others sharing similar multicultural experiences, and is a resource for students of color to come together to enhance their success at Susquehanna.
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.
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.