Counseling Services

Services at the Counseling Center

Introduction to counseling at Millersville:

  • Our counselors use a brief therapy model, and students may receive up to five counseling sessions a semester. 
  • Students seeking long term counseling or specialized treatment may be referred to resources in the community.
  • Currently enrolled students are eligible for counseling services.
Counseling services are confidential, meaning we will not release information without the student's written permission. Exceptions include danger to self or others, or court orders issued by a judge.

What can the Center offer me?

  • Adjunct resources such as bibliotherapy, light box therapy, and pet therapy. 

    Lightbox Therapy Flyer
  • Alcohol and other drug counseling for students who are concerned about their substance use. 

  • Consultation for students, family, faculty and staff who are concerned about the mental health of a student. 

  • Counseling for issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family problems, grief, homesickness, interpersonal problems, lack of motivation, stress, poor study skills, and test anxiety.      
  • Crisis intervention for students concerned with their own or another's safety and well-being.
  • Outreach activities to educate and support students. 

  • Support groups including a coping skills group, a peer support group, and a substances and relationships group. 

    Peer Support Group Flyer
    Substances & Relationships Group Flyer

***Emergencies that occur after hours should be referred to University Police at 911 or Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631. 




  • Contact Information

    Counseling Center

    3rd Floor Lyle hall

    Phone: 717-871-7821

    Fax: 717-871-7960

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Wed. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Any changes to regularly scheduled hours will be posted in the Counseling Center.
    • Emergency: 911
  • Appointment Information

    To make an appointment-

    Call us at 717-871-7821.  If your call is not answered, please leave your name, phone number, and a brief message.  

    We will call you back at soon as possible.

    To cancel an appointment-

    Call us at 717-871-7821. We ask that you give us as much notice as possible, so we can use that time for another student.