Counseling and Psychological Services

Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) at Kutztown University. 

During these uncertain times, it is normal to experience increased feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.  In order to help students with the challenges they may experience during the 2021-2022 academic year, CPS will be offering counseling services to full-time, matriculated, Kutztown University students. 

Our Statement Against Racism and Injustice

Kutztown University Counseling & Psychological Services mourns the violent deaths of individuals including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and George Floyd, who represent the many people who have lost their lives in a relentless series of violence toward Black individuals and communities. We also condemn the systemic intolerance and injustice experienced by Black and Brown individuals, who suffer from harmful stereotyping and discrimination. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate, and intolerance in every form and stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown students, faculty, and staff.  We firmly believe in and support the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

We recognize the relentless impact that prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination have on individuals’ well-being, and we are committed to providing a safe, confidential non-judgmental space in which to discuss these concerns. Our counselors empathize with and seek to understand the many reactions that can ensue from these experiences, including anxiety, fear, anger, and grief. We aim to help by joining you in exploring how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs, and identities. We can also partner with you as you seek to connect to resources that feel safe and that resonate with you.    

 

Though supporting our students who are directly impacted by racism is paramount, we also strongly advocate for and participate in antiracist education and allyship of all students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to provide outreach programs and resources on our website in our effort to support those who are hurting and to facilitate a more inclusive and supportive environment for the entire campus community.

 

* We appreciate the input of our trusted colleagues on an off campus, who provided valuable input on the content of this statement.

NOTE: Graduate students seeking non-crisis related services are required to pay the per semester Health and Wellness Center fee.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.