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The mission of the office of Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) is to support students in achieving personal and academic goals in order to prepare them to meet the lifelong challenges and responsibilities associated with living and working in complex and diverse communities.  This is accomplished through the prevention and treatment of psychological and addictive disorders, and difficulties associated with normal development.  In support of this primary mission, CPS will: 

·         Offer individual, group, and couples counseling; consultation to faculty and staff; psycho-educational programs; and evaluation and referral services.  

·         Promote the understanding of individual differences and encourage the healthy psychological development of students and the university environment through membership on university committees and task forces.  

·         Conduct research in the field of counseling psychology and participate in professional development experiences to guide counseling practice and the development of programs and policies.  

·         Train and supervise graduate-level counselors to meet the need for high quality training experiences in the field and to assist in providing a level of staffing commensurate with student demands for counseling services.

revised 5/06

The office of Counseling & Psychological Services offers professional counseling services to students with personal problems and concerns such as:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • family problems
  • relationship problems
  • academic problems
  • substance abuse
  • understanding self
  • other concerns

Services are available to matriculated Kutztown University students and are free and confidential. Counseling is provided by doctoral-level counseling professionals and masters- and doctoral-level counselors-in-training.


Available services include but are not limited to:

  • group counseling
  • individual counseling
  • relationship counseling
  • academic counseling
  • alcohol/drug counseling
  • assessment and consultation
  • psycho-educational presentations
  • crisis intervention
  • community referrals
  • psychiatric consultations on a limited basis


  • Bruce Sharkin, PhD, Director, Dept. Chair
  • Aimee Adams, PhD, Faculty Psychologist
  • Lisa Coulter, PhD, Faculty Psychologist
  • Viviana Lucabeche, MSW, LCSW, CADC, AOD Counselor
  • Russell Gross, Jr., PhD,  Faculty Psychologist
  • Joseph Lippincott, PhD, Staff Psychologist
  • Janet Schwartz, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist (not available this year)
  • Charleen Johnson, Secretary


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Kutztown University Counseling & Psychological Services is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS).

For more information, contact Counseling & Psychological Services at UCS@kutztown.edu.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Health & Wellness Center
122 Beck Hall, First Floor
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530
office: (610) 683-4072 or fax: (610)-683-1548