We provide free individual and group counseling and psychological services to students in a confidential setting. The college years are a time of growth, significant challenges, and considerable stress. We are here to help you with the variety of concerns by listening, thinking together, developing an understanding of your concerns and determining how best to proceed.
Contact the Counseling and Personal Development Center
- Location: Southwest corner of campus, in Schultz Hall, entrance on Park Ave
- Phone: 814-332-4368
- Email: CPDC@allegheny.edu
Students come for counseling to address:
- roommate difficulties
- low self-esteem
- disordered eating
- abuse issues
- family problems
- interpersonal conflicts
- difficulty in intimate relationships
- questions about sexuality or sexual orientation
- cultural or ethnic concerns
- achievement conflicts
- concerns about use of alcohol or drugs
- gender identity questions
What You Should Expect
Below are some general principles that we follow. We will:
- Provide a place for you to talk freely and consider your concerns
- Work with you to understand what brought you here and what you hope to accomplish
- Treat you with respect
- Welcome feedback and criticism in relation to the therapy work
- Address questions that you might have about the therapy process
- Maintain confidentiality
We take the confidentiality of our work quite seriously.
We only consider breaking confidentiality in situations where your own or someone else’s life is in danger. Our goal in these situations is to ensure your safety.
The Dean of Students serves as the liaisons to the faculty regarding students’ personal concerns. There are rare instances where we work with the Dean of Students to intervene in negotiations regarding course extensions, room changes, etc., that are discussed ahead of time with you and done with your permission. There is no record anywhere else of your visit in the Counseling & Personal Development Center, and our records are destroyed after a reasonable period of time after graduation.