Counseling and Psychological Services
Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) at Kutztown University.
During these challenging 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 a range of counseling services to Kutztown University students.
Services will be offered in-person and via telehealth (via Zoom Health videoconferencing), with an emphasis on providing the best care to students while also protecting the health and safety of students, staff, and faculty.
What types of services are offered at CPS?
- Confidential counseling services are provided to students at no additional cost. Fees for graduate students who have not paid the Health and Wellness fee and for psychiatric services may apply.
- Services for students experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, family and relationship troubles, substance use, and other concerns.
- Services include, but are not limited to, initial consultation, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric consultation, and community referrals.
How do I schedule the first appointment at CPS?
If you are interested in receiving mental health services at CPS, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with a counselor. Appointments are available Monday – Friday between 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
It is preferred that students call CPS at 610-683-4072 to schedule an initial appointment, in order to reduce the number of students in the waiting room. Initial consultations are not scheduled via email. If calling by phone is not possible, you may schedule in person at 122 Beck Hall.
Initial consultation appointments will be occurring via online video conferencing and you will be sent an email with forms to complete. These forms must be completed in order to participate in the initial consultation appointment. Students who do not have access to a confidential space for their initial consultation may request to attend this session in the office.
What happens during the first appointment at CPS?
During the initial consultation session, you will discuss your concerns and options for counseling. Options may include short-term counseling with a CPS counselor, group counseling at CPS, or obtaining off-campus referrals for longer-term or specialized counseling. If you know you are solely interested in off-campus referrals, please indicate that when calling to schedule your first appointment.
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.