Counseling & Psychological Services at KU

The office of Counseling & Psychological Services offers short term professional counseling services to students with personal 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 and graduate students who have paid the Health Center Fee.

Counseling services are provided by licensed by masters-level and doctoral-level mental health professionals and 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.
  • 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?

  • Call the Counseling and Psychological office at 610-683-4072.
  • If you are currently seeing a counselor on campus, 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!