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

  • Depression, stress, and anxiety
  • Family problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Academic problems
  • Alcohol and drug use issues
  • Understanding self
  • Identity-related concerns
  • Domestic violence/dating violence/sexual violence

Services are available to full-time, matriculated, undergraduate Kutztown University students at no additional cost and are confidential.

Ongoing individual and group counseling services are available for full-time students. Consultation, crisis intervention, and referrals are provided for students who do not attend the university full-time.

Graduate students are also eligible for all services; graduate students seeking non-crisis related services are required to pay the per semester Health and Wellness Center fee.

Counseling services are provided by licensed doctoral- and masters-level counseling professionals who are also faculty members at the university and by supervised masters- and doctoral-level counselors-in-training who are supervised by the faculty.

Limited psychiatric services are also available to ongoing counseling center clients.


Available services include but are not limited to:

  • Initial evaluation and consultation
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy (more information below)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community referrals
  • Psychiatric consultations on a limited basis
  • Alcohol/drug counseling
  • Psycho-educational presentations


  • Group therapy is a powerful treatment approach that facilitates positive growth and change.
  • Group provides an opportunity to be open and receive support from others in an environment of confidentiality, safety, trust, and respect.
  • Currently, we are offering in person and virtual groups through a secure Zoom platform.
  • Group counseling is available via Zoom or in person to students currently enrolled in Kutztown University and who are physically located in Pennsylvania during the group meeting.
  • Groups meet weekly for a 50-minute session.
  • Groups are private and confidential; all members must agree that what is disclosed in sessions cannot be shared outside of the group.

 Why Group Therapy?

  • Group therapy is the most effective treatment approach for many issues college students face. Many personal problems are interpersonal in nature. Very often they stem from our relationships or from our personal patterns of relating. Group therapy offers the rare opportunity to explore and understand how you relate to others and get specific feedback on how others relate to you.
  • For many Kutztown University students, groups can be more effective and produce quicker results than individual counseling. The lessons group members learn from each other and the chance to work through problems with other people who share similar concerns are what make group therapy effective.
  • In group therapy, you can directly work on how you relate to others.

How Do I Join?

  • If you are currently seeing a therapist at the Kutztown Counseling Center, you can ask them about joining a group. You may also contact Dr. Laurane McGlynn, Group Coordinator at the Counseling Center, by calling 610-683-4072.
  • Prior to joining a group, a meeting will be scheduled between you and the group facilitator.  During this meeting, you will have a chance to discuss your interest in the group, ask questions, identify goals and determine if group is right for you. 

Group topics and times change each semester, so please ask your CPS counselor about our current groups!