Counseling Services Overview

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Immaculata's counseling services staff provide free comprehensive preventive and clinical services that promote intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. Our goal is to improve the psychological well-being of our undergraduate and graduate students so they can take full advantage of the educational opportunities at Immaculata University.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 484-323-3506. For emergencies, please call Campus Safety at 610-647-4400 ext. 5555.

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a helping process that takes place in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and trust. Counselors work with students to help them understand themselves, their behaviors, feelings, and relationships. The purpose of counseling is to help students identify their personal strengths, succeed academically and develop ways to achieve their full potential.

Common issues

  • managing anxiety
  • coping with and reducing stress
  • difficulty adjusting to college
  • adjusting to loss (death, relationships, job)
  • increasing self-understanding
  • making difficult decisions and clarifying choices
  • assertiveness training
  • relaxation techniques
  • resolution of personal issues
  • eating concerns
  • drug/alcohol issues
  • self-esteem
  • academic concerns (test anxiety, study skills)
  • improving communication (with parents, faculty, friends, roommates)
  • gender issues
  • coping with incidents of sexual assault or other trauma
  • uncertainty about life after college

The counseling staff are here to help you. Remember, you are never alone.

What does the intake process look like?

When you come in for your first appointment, you will fill out paperwork that asks for demographic information, the reason you are coming for therapy, and rating scales. You will then meet with a counselor for a 50-minute intake evaluation where you can talk about your issues or problems, and you and your counselor can decide on the most appropriate follow-up to help resolve those problems.

How long do I need to come?

Sessions typically are 45-50 minutes long. There are no session limits, so you can come for one appointment or several. Counselors usually take a short-term, problem-focused approach.

How do I schedule an appointment?

There are three ways that you can schedule an appointment:

  1. You can call 484-323-3506.
  2. You can email brudercenter@immaculata.edu
  3. You can walk into the Bruder Center and schedule at the front desk.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Except for the counselors at Immaculata's counseling center, no Immaculata faculty, staff or administrator has any access to student counseling records without written permission from the client, or in emergency situations as prescribed by law.

E-mail is a non-secure medium. Due to confidentiality concerns, Counseling Services does not use e-mail to discuss personal issues.

Hours

BY APPOINTMENT

Monday:  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Walk-in hours (on a first-come, first-served basis):

Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345
p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Federal Compliance Links | Clery | Employment
Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved