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?

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

  • 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.     
  • Outreach activities to educate and support students. 

  • Support groups can include a coping skills group, a peer support group, and/or a substances and relationships group. 

  • Lightbox Therapy during the winter months (October-March)

*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.