Student Counseling Center
Your years as a college student will remain one of the most transformative times of your life. You’ll make new friendships, broaden your mind and curiosity for knowledge, and experience a wealth of new adventures. But the transition isn’t always easy. Many students also face issues with anxiety, shyness, depression, stress, loneliness, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, food and body image issues, addictions, and family difficulties. These are issues that do not discriminate and can affect anyone, regardless of race, age, or gender. If you are struggling with something, we want you to know that you’re not alone and La Salle University’s Student Counseling Center is here to help you.
With a dedicated staff committed to your well-being and personal development, along with a wide range of services, we will help you face any challenge. Counseling offers you the opportunity to identify, clarify, and resolve issues of importance to you in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. Within the context of the counseling relationship, you are able to freely express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns to someone who listens and is prepared to work with you to arrive at new ways of looking at things. If you’re interested in speaking with someone to sort out the present or the future, we’re here to listen and help.
Outreach and referral services
All currently enrolled students at La Salle University (Graduate and Undergraduate) who are taking 6 credits or more in the current semester are eligible to receive counseling services at the Student Counseling.
Although treatment course determinations are made individually for each student, a short-term treatment model is commonly used. Students who may require more long-term or more detailed and/or specialized care are assisted in securing more appropriate resources locally to meet their individual needs.
Students currently enrolled in less than 6 credits are eligible to receive 2 individual counseling sessions per academic year. This can aid in short-term resolution and/or referral establishment.
Hours and Scheduling Appointments
Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Students can request a mental health consultation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215.951.1355.
Our after-hours tele-counseling service is available Monday-Friday from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. and runs 24/7 on weekends and holidays. Call 215.951.1355 and select option #2 to access this service.
In the event of a mental health emergency after normal office hours, please call La Salle Public Safety at 215.951.2111 and they will direct your call. If you are off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. The following numbers are additional sources of help:
Suicide Prevention Helpline
988 or 1-800-237-TALK(8255)
Crisis Text Line
Text START to 741-741
Students can trust in the Student Counseling Center as a safe and confidential space. The Student Counseling Center staff maintains strict professional standards of privacy and confidentiality under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association.
Information will be released only with a student’s written consent or as may be required by law in cases of danger to self or others, or in instances of known child abuse and/or elder abuse.