Counseling Center

Whether you’re a student, faculty or a staff member at any job level, we care about your mental health and wellbeing. College can be a demanding and stressful experience. Balancing academics, athletics, work, family, and a social life is challenging and often requires learning and applying new skills.  Professional counselors are available to help you with your concerns and/or refer you to someone who can provide assistance.

The Counseling Center at Holy Family University serves as a free and confidential resource for students and is dedicated to helping students deal with issues that might interfere with academic performance and/or a sense of personal well-being.  We seek to educate students holistically in the maintenance of good mental health, knowledge, and skills for healthy living.

University students visit the Counseling Center for many reasons. In addition to supporting general wellness and healthy living, some of the reasons students seek assistance include:

  •     Alcohol and other drug abuse
  •     Anger management
  •     Anxiety/feeling overwhelmed
  •     Choosing a major or career path
    • The Counseling Center and Careers Center often collaborate to assist with decision making around career choices
  •     Concern about a friend
  •     Cultural concerns
  •     Eating concerns
  •     Family concerns
  •     Grief and loss issues
  •     Parenting and unexpected pregnancy support
  •     Relationship concerns
  •     Resident Life concerns
    • The Counseling Center and Residence Life often collaborate to assist with concerns regarding living on campus, living with others, and being away from home for the first time
  •     Risk of self-injury or harm to another
  •     Sadness/feelings of depression
  •     Sexual assault or harassment
  •     Sexual identity and orientation
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Stress management and relaxation skills
  •     Test anxiety
  •     Time management
  •     Traumatic experiences

Professional and experienced counselors are available to address a student’s concerns. Following an initial consultation, recommendations for intervention are provided to the student. The student may choose to utilize the Counseling Center services following the initial consult. However, referrals for services in the community are always provided as complements to, or instead of, campus counseling services.