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 213A
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.
S. Cordia Wilczewska, MA, MS
Campus Center 213 B
Katarzyna Wilczewska (Sister Cordia) is a member of the international congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family Nazareth. Native of Poland, she has been a high school teacher with a 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 is now a staff counselor at Holy Family University's Counseling Center. Sister Cordia's interest 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 Room 213. 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.