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Counseling Services

Please note: The Counseling Center is still available to support our students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We realize the current needs of our campus community are changing, just as the ways we can reach out to you are changing. Counseling Center staff are available to meet with students via video and phone session, text, and email. Counseling Services remote resources >>

Emergency Contacts

If you are in crisis or don’t feel safe,
please contact someone immediately:
Counseling Center: 724-836-9870  |  Open Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Campus Safety & Security: 724-836-9865 (or 911)  |  Answers 24 hours
Westmoreland County Crisis Hotline: 1-800-836-6010
For off-campus emergencies.
Sexual Violence Awareness & Assistance: Services available to you on/off campus.
Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence: 724-836-1122
For issues of Sexual Assault or Relationship violence.
Residents should go to their CA or other Residence Life staff on duty.

Counseling Frequently Asked Questions

What is counseling?

How do I schedule an appointment?

Is it confidential?

Who are the Counseling staff?

Does the Counseling Center provide any outreach/prevention programs to campus?

What other information/resources can the Counseling Center provide me with?

Resources for Faculty and Staff

The Counseling Center welcomes questions from concerned others (family members, faculty, staff, friends).  We can discuss concerns confidentially and determine whether a referral is necessary.  Referrals to local off-campus providers are made when appropriate.  We can also discuss helpful ways to encourage a student to come to the Counseling Center.

Therapy Assistance Online

What is TAO – Therapy Assistance Online? It may be helpful to think of TAO as a private online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. As you watch videos and engaged with our interactive components, you’ll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals.
You can complete TAO at your own pace, whether that’s just one session a day, or perhaps two whole modules. It’s entirely up to you!
Here are the steps to get you started in TAO:

  1. Click this link.
  2. Enter your name and email address on the enrollment form (use your university email address).
  3. Fill out the demographics and Informed Consent form, and click ‘Sign Me Up!’
  4. Check your email. You will be sent an email with a temporary password. Click the link in the email to login, and change your password to set up your account.

You’re ready to go! Watch the quick video to help you navigate the TAO platform. Each treatment program in TAO consists of 6-7 highly engaging educational modules, including interactive activities to help you learn strategies and skills.