Counseling Services

Counseling Services


Making an Appointment

  • Call 570-389-4255 or visit 240 Student Services Center to schedule an appointment.
  • You may request a specific counselor; however, counseling is provided based upon counselor availability.
  • Timing of your appointment may be affected by your request.
  • Counseling Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except when BU is closed.

Emergencies

Services are available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, by contacting the center and stating it's an emergency situation. After hours, contact TAPLINE (1-800-222-9016).

Counseling Confidentiality

You have the right to a confidential relationship with your counselor. Information you share in counseling will not be revealed outside the center without your written permission. There are certain exceptions to this rule:

  • child abuse or neglect
  • elder abuse or neglect
  • danger of imminent bodily harm to you or another person
  • court subpoena

Counseling Services

Bloomsburg University's Center for Counseling and Human Development helps students develop human relations skills and personal growth. Typical counseling concerns may include study skills, depression, relationship issues, stress management, assertiveness and effective communications, racism, sexism, and homophobia, human sexuality, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, survivors of rape, incest and sexual assault, depression, ACOA and family issues, self-esteem.

Psychological counselors also provide programs on these topics upon request by student organizations, residence halls and classroom faculty.

Other services include professional consultation to faculty and staff about student concerns and academic and non-academic grievances.

Who is eligible for counseling services?

You must be enrolled for at least six credit hours during the semester that you are seeking services. To receive services during the summer, you must be enrolled during that summer session.

Self Help Resources

  • MoodGym is a cognitive-behavioral interactive website designed to prevent and decrease symptoms of depression.
  • Virtual Pamphlet Collection features online pamphlets and info on a range of topics, including relationship issues and grief.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a self help organization dedicated to providing assistance for alcohol abuse issues.
  • Narcotics Anonymous provides assistance for other substance abuse issues.
  • Smart Recovery is a resource for addictive behaviors.
  • The Jed Foundation is dedicated to reducing suicide rate of college and university students.
  • Ulifeline is a resource center for college student mental health.
  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.