The Counseling Center recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges as students navigate their college experience this academic year. It is especially important for students to care for their emotional health and well-being during times of change and uncertainty. We strongly encourage students to stay connected to their support systems and to access the many resources available for support at Lafayette.
The Counseling Center offers a variety of services and resources to support students during their college experience. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Counseling Center services will be provided remotely via telehealth. All scheduled appointments will be conducted by secure video call or telephone. Students can schedule an initial appointment with a counselor by calling 610-330-5005. To support the health and safety of our community, we ask that you do not come to the office to schedule an appointment.
The Counseling Center offers short-term teletherapy to address a variety of issues common to college students such as ongoing concerns about relationships with friends and family, feelings of anxiety or depression, questions regarding one’s identity and values, and uncertainty about the future. Teletherapy is provided in accordance with state licensing laws based upon where the student resides.
Teleconsultations are designed to meet the needs of students who have a pressing and/or time-sensitive concern but who may not be seeking ongoing counseling. Students can request a same day appointment to speak with a counselor for a brief, solution-focused consultation Monday-Friday from 10am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm.
Teleconsultation appointments are provided on a first-call, first-scheduled basis each day. Typical reasons students might request a teleconsultation include seeking feedback about an important decision, getting advice about helping a friend, seeking a referral to community resources, or having the opportunity to get immediate support after having an upsetting or difficult experience.
The Counseling Center offers a variety of discussion groups and workshops throughout the year focused on helping students enhance their mental health and increase connection and support. All workshops and discussion groups will be held via Google Meet. More information regarding our Fall Discussion Groups and Workshops will be provided soon!
After-hours and weekend telephone crisis support is available to all students through the Counseling Center by calling 610-330-5005.
It is important to engage in intentional practices to care for your emotional health and well-being during this time. Please consider these tips and resources.
If you are seeking additional support, here is a helpful resource to find local mental health professionals in your area.
In addition, these are anonymous 24/7 crisis support resources: