About Us

Who we are...

The Counseling Center and Disability Services is committed to providing professional services to our University Community for growth, development, health, and empowerment in life and academics. We also serve as a resource to students seeking help for a friend, and for faculty and staff seeking information on how to refer a student for assistance.

Tara C. Gutgesell, MA, LPC
Director of the Counseling Center & Disability Services
Campus Center 220
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Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from St. Joseph's University and her Master of Arts in clinical psychology from West Chester University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to coming to Holy Family University, she worked for Onward Behavioral Health in outpatient treatment providing individual, couples, and family therapy for late adolescence and adults. Tara also has years of experience in group therapy and psycho-education, working in an acute partial hospital. She additionally worked for a period of time as a Supervisor in case management services for community mental health. She encourages students to seek growth through experiences, increase self-awareness, and maximize strengths for balance in life.

Where we are...

The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Campus Center in Rooms 220. To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center office at: 267-341-3232, or stop in to make an appointment. Office hours vary each semester. Please call for current hours. The Center follows the schedule of Fall & Spring Academic Calendar and is closed on weekends, holidays, and summer months. You may also email questions or a request for an appointment. Please do not e-mail emergency contacts, as e-mail communications may not be reviewed daily.