The Counseling Center provides high quality counseling, educational programs, and psychological assessments designed to help students learn how to identify and meet their intellectual, interpersonal, and developmental goals and to contributing to a healthy, equitable, and positive campus community. The staff is committed to providing services in a manner that respects and values each student’s unique characteristics. The Center also provides crisis intervention and consultation to faculty, staff, and parents to assist them in their efforts to promote student learning and well-being.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with how to respond to the most recent tragic deaths that have occurred during June-July, please click here for some suggestions for how to cope with despair and hopelessness. Please see the information on how to speak with a counselor during the summer (at right).



About Us

We help students achieve positive mental health and cope with distressĀ in order to make the most of their time at Lafayette. Read more about the Counseling Center process, explore Frequently Asked Questions, and meet the staff of the Counseling Center.

Learn more about the Counseling Center

Our Services

We work with students to identify changes they would like to make and help them to develop strategies to make these changes.

Learn about our services

Concerned Others

Parents and Guardians, Faculty and Staff, Students can play a vital role in a student's emotional and psychological health. Learn how to tell if student is having difficulties, how to respond effectively, and how to make a referral to the Counseling Center.

Learn how to help a student in distress

Contact Us

The Counseling Center offers a limited number of appointments between July 1 and August 7.

Dr. Forbes will be available to consult with students in the office on Wednesday, July 20, and Tuesday July 26. She will be in the office full time on August 8. All other counselors will be out of the office until August 15.

To make an appointment for a consultation, please call: (610) 330-5005 or email and Dr. Forbes will return your call within 48 hours.

In the case of a psychological emergency where there is the possibility that a student's health or safety is at risk, please contact Public Safety at 610.330.4444 for assistance.

Additional Resources:
The Psychology Today therapist finder ( can be used to search for local mental health professionals.

ULifeline ( is an online mental health resource. (mental health resource for LGBTQ persons)