Enrollment in college involves numerous transitions and adjustments that can be exciting, stimulating, and challenging, but also stressful. It is not uncommon for students to at times feel overwhelmed by stress and have difficulty coping. Some students may experience significant problems with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other issues that interfere with their academic performance. The mission of Penn State Berks Counseling Services is to provide short-term counseling services that are available free of charge to all students at the Berks campus. These services are available free of charge to all students at the Berks campus. These services promote the mental health of students, improve the quality of their lives, and aid in their academic success.
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All services are provided by experienced and qualified therapists. Our staff includes licensed psychologists and licensed professional counselors.
Students can be assured that what is said during counseling sessions will be held in the strictest of confidence. Information cannot be released to anyone outside the Counseling Center, including faculty and staff without written permission from the student. The only exceptions would occur when a student is considered to be in danger of harming him or herself or others.
Initial student interviews and assessments
Screening services for depression and other mental health problems
Short-term individual therapy
Crisis intervention assistance and referral
Consultation services for faculty and staff
Educational programs and activities including classroom presentations
Referrals for medication, community services and longer-term therapy
LocationPenn State Berks Counseling Services
Perkins Student Center
Services are offered Monday-Friday on the Berks campus.
Evening hours are available.
How to Access Services:
Counseling services are provided FREE OF CHARGE to all current Penn State Berks students. To set up an appointment, simply call or stop by the office. You may also contact staff in offices of Health Services or Residence Life or a member of the faculty for assistance in setting up an appointment.
Adjusting to College
My Student Body is a website that will allow college students to access Health and Wellness issues on line. The website helps students examine personal beliefs, behaviors and consequences in the areas of Alcohol, Tobacco, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Stress. Student user name is Berks.