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 relations
  • Relationship concerns
  • Academic challenges
  • Substance use issues
  • Self-understanding
  • Identity-related concerns
  • Domestic violence/dating violence/sexual violence

Services are available to all enrolled undergraduate Kutztown University students at no additional cost; who have paid the Health Center Fee.

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.


Available services include but are not limited to:

  • Initial evaluation and consultation
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community referrals
  • 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 groups 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 an 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?

  • Can call the Counseling and Psychological office at 610-683-4072
  • If you are currently seeing a therapist at the Kutztown Counseling Center, you can ask them about joining a group. 
  • 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!