About the Counseling Center

Who we are...

The Counseling Center is committed to providing professional and confidential 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.

John Watson - Director of the Counseling CenterJohn Watson, MS, NCC, LPC
Director of Counseling Services
Campus Center 202

John has worked in higher education in the areas of counseling, health, and wellness for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the team at Holy Family University, John served as a Staff Counselor, Assistant Director of Counseling, and the founding Director of the CHOICES Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Health Education at Drexel University. John was instrumental in establishing The Haven at Drexel, a collegiate recovery program, in 2013. John has served on multiple organizational boards and in leadership roles, both locally and nationally. John has taught in the areas of psychology and health services for the last 15 years at Drexel and Villanova Universities. John enjoys working with college students and the privilege of supporting students as they work to address issues that may impede their academic success, engagement on campus, and overall well-being. John adds, "Thank you to all who share your experiences, I keep learning and growing from each of you!".


S. Cordia Wilczewska - CounselorS. Cordia Wilczewska, MA, MS, LPC
Staff Counselor
Campus Center 204

Katarzyna Wilczewska (Sister Cordia) is a member of the international congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. A native of Poland, she has been a high school teacher with an MA from Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. In 2009 Sister Cordia moved to the USA and in 2014 earned her MS in Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University. She joined the Counseling Center at Holy Family University as a Staff Counselor in 2014 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sister Cordia's interests include working with individuals to improve their functioning and relationship satisfaction. Her research interests center on exploring factors of positive psychology intervention, which promote well-being. Her clinical interests include depression, self-compassion, self-care, life transitions, and cultural adjustments. She likes to reflect on one of Maya Angelou's quotes, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel."


Where we are...

The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Campus Center in Rooms 202 and 204. To schedule an appointment, please use our online confidential scheduling site. Office hours are from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Center follows the schedule of the Fall & Spring Academic and is closed on weekends, holidays, and summer months. You may also email questions to counselingcenter@holyfamily.edu. Please do not email us in case of emergency, but call the office at 267-341-3232 or contact Public Safety.