During your years in college, you will have many opportunities to develop your academic and career interests, examine your values and beliefs, form close relationships, and learn about yourself and the world around you.

These opportunities are exciting and engaging, but they can also be stressful. At the Counseling Center, we work with students to identify changes they would like to make in their lives and help them to develop strategies to make these changes.

Due to the demand for services the Counseling Center offers primarily short-term counseling. Most students who choose individual counseling meet with a counselor between 1-10 sessions. Students who are interested in long-term psychotherapy or require specialized treatment will be assisted in finding local mental health professionals who can meet their needs. Many students also obtain support by attending our counseling groups and workshops.


All contacts are strictly confidential under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Confidentiality may not apply if a person presents an imminent danger to self or others, in cases of reported child abuse, or if a judge issues a court order).


All Counseling Center services are provided as part of tuition; no health insurance is required.


Please note that confidentiality cannot be assured when using email. While you may email counselingcenter@lafayette.edu to request an appointment, email should not be used for urgent communication. If you need to speak with a counselor during normal business hours, please call the Counseling Center at (610) 330-5005. When the Center is closed you will be connected with our after-hours crisis support service. In the case of a life-threatening emergency contact the Office of Public Safety at (610) 330-4444.

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