Services at the Counseling Center
Personal Counseling (individual or couples) is available for concerns such as grief resolution, relationships, family issues, abuse, eating disorders, self-esteem, depression and other issues of concern to students.
Crisis Intervention is available for emergencies regarding student safety and well-being, including suicidal thoughts or attempts, threats to other persons, sexual assault and severe depression.
Academic Counseling is offered to students who need help with time management, motivation, test anxiety, test taking, public speaking, or other issues dealing with their academics.
Group Experiences have been offered on a variety of issues related to student needs and interests. Some past group experiences have included: Growing Up Female, Building Your Self-Esteem, At Your Best: Making Peace With Food and Body Image, Getting the Hang of It (Freshmen Support Group); Pulling It Together, Interpersonal Relationships, etc.
Consultation for students, faculty, staff and University administration who are concerned about the unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behavior of others, is available.
National Screening Programs. The Counseling Center serves as a screening site for several national screening programs.. Information concerning dates and times of the screning programs can be obtained by contacting the Counseling Center during regular operating hours.
Referrals for psychiatric consultations are made by the Counseling Center psychologists as needed.
Outreach Programs are presented to student groups, faculty and staff groups and community groups. Some past outreach programs have included: Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Stress Management, Resolution of Grief Issues, etc. The Counseling Center staff also participates in the University's Wellness Fair and Wellness Week Activities.
All currently enrolled Millersville University students are eligible to receive counseling services. Students are seen by appointment and should contact the Center at (717) 872-3122 to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.
The State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) is available for all University Employees and their families. The trained professionals at SEAP can talk with you and explore the best options that may help you. For a free consultation session and referral University employees are asked to contact SEAP at 1-800-692-7459.
Appointments can be made by contacting the Counseling Center at (717) 872-3122. If no one is available to take your call, please feel free to leave your name, telephone number and a brief message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
The Counseling Center is committed to seeing students as quickly as possible. We understand that the need to reschedule or cancel an appointment is sometimes unavoidable. If for any reason you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call the Counseling Center to cancel your appointment (24 hours notice is preferable).
The Center for Counseling and Human Development respects and protects the individual student's right to privacy and believe that a commitment to confidentiality is indispensable to effective, successful counseling.
Information which is obtained in the context of a counseling relationship may be released to other individuals and agencies only with the student's written permission.
There are some exceptions to the general policy of confidentiality required by professional practice and by law. These exceptions include situations involving threats to ones self and threats to others.
The Center does not initiate contact with a potential student client because of our respect for an individual's privacy. We ask that faculty, staff, parents, and fellow students refer individuals who could benefit from counseling services. If a potential student client is anxious about coming for counseling, it may be helpful to offer to accompany them to their initial session.