Counseling and Psychological Services
Notice to Our KU Community:
To ensure the safety of our students and that you receive appropriate care, Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) is temporarily suspending initial assessments of new clients due to the COVID-19 pandemic requiring counselors to work remotely. Counselors continue to be available to you by phone and email to assist you with identifying and connecting to mental health resources in your community. We will also regularly post mental health resources to our website to help you manage the stress associated with remote learning and cope with other stressors you may be experiencing.
CPS will continue to provide services remotely to existing clients who have already completed an initial assessment and whose concerns have been determined to be treatable within the short-term treatment model utilized by CPS. Clients whose concerns are deemed to not be appropriately served by remote services and/or who request services in their home community will be provided with assistance with obtaining off-campus services.
Any student or client requesting contact with a CPS counselor while remote services are being offered must review the Telemental Health Consent form and provide the requested information at the beginning of each contact.
CPS will continue to monitor the situation and will resume providing initial assessments and ongoing services to new clients as soon as possible. In the meantime, we encourage you to contact CPS@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4072 and leave a message requesting a call back for assistance with off-campus referrals or regarding other questions.
Faculty, staff, students, and others concerned about the welfare of a KU student may continue to contact CPS for non-urgent consultation services. Please note that only non-urgent messages should be left for counselors, as messages are checked periodically during business hours and will be responded to as soon as possible.
Any student who is experiencing a mental health emergency and/or any individual who is imminently concerned about a student’s well-being is encouraged to utilize one of the following emergency resources for immediate assistance. You may also contact 911 or visit the hospital of your nearest emergency room for emergency mental health services.
We look forward to helping you through this challenging time and ensuring you have a positive experience while attending KU classes remotely.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please utilize one of the following resources.
If you currently reside in Berks County:
- call Service Access and Management: (Open 24/7/365) at 610-236-0530
If you currently reside in Lehigh County:
- call Lehigh County Crisis Intervention (Open 24/7/365) at 610-782-3127
For other Pennsylvania counties, please reference the following list:
For New Jersey counties, please reference the following list:
Or this document from Health and Human Services:
- https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/hotlines/MH_Dir_COMPLETE.pdf *Page 4 of this pdf lists counties in NJ. Click on your county for local, available resources.
For Delaware State Crisis Intervention:
Maryland State Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention:
For residents of states or counties not listed:
- please search for your county's crisis intervention line by using the following search terms: "______ county crisis intervention"
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK ) is a United States based suicide prevention network. Please note there may be delays with this number as calls may be routed to local services.
- March 20, 2020 - Counseling and Psychological Services During Move to Online Classes
Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services. In compliance with our mission, we provide the following to full-time, matriculated, undergraduate Kutztown University students:
- Confidential counseling services at no additional cost.
- Services for students experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, family and relationship troubles, substance use, and other concerns.
- Services include, but are not limited to, group and individual counseling, relationship and academic counseling, crisis intervention, alcohol/drug counseling, psychiatric consultation, and community referrals.
NOTE: Graduate students seeking non-crisis related services are required to pay the per semester Health and Wellness Center fee.
To learn more about the services and opportunities offered by Counseling & Psychological Services, please click on the links provided to the left.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.