You may make an appointment to speak to a counselor in any of the following ways:
• Call the counselor.
If you get voice mail, leave a message with your name and phone number.
• Write the counselor a note and put it in the campus mail.
• Come directly to 320 Stover and ask to talk to a counselor.
You can also e-mail the counselor requesting a meeting. Keep in mind, however, that e-mail is not necessarily confidential communication.
We make every effort to respond to you the same day that you make a request. It is possible, however, that we may be off-campus and unable to reply immediately. If you do not hear back within 24 hours, please contact our secretary, Pam Brown (724-852-3233) who will be able to tell you when the counselor will be available.
The first meeting with a counselor is for the purpose of exploring your concerns. If, after this first meeting, you both agree that counseling in our center is appropriate, you will be referred to one of the counselors for future appointments. Depending on the nature of your situation, it may be the same person you met with initially or it may be one of the other counselors.
Counseling sessions ordinarily occur once a week for 50 minutes, and will be planned around your class and extra-curricular schedule. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call and cancel as soon as possible, so that we can give your time to another student.