Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center provides high quality, short-term individual and group counseling, and psychoeducational programming to help students learn how to identify and meet their interpersonal, emotional, developmental, and academic goals. The Center also provides consultation to faculty, staff, and parents to assist them in their efforts to promote student learning.

We are not able to offer the following services:

  • Long-term or intensive outpatient therapy
    • Students seeking weekly individual therapy for the duration of the academic year or longer will be assisted in locating an off-campus professional who can best meet this need.
    • Students whose concerns require attending counseling more than once a week will be assisted in locating intensive outpatient therapy in the local community.
  • Court mandated therapy
  • Comprehensive threat assessments or forensic evaluations
  • Evaluations or documentation for:
    • comfort/emotional assistance animals in the residence halls
    • waivers of housing in a fraternity or sorority house for mental health reasons
    • having a car on campus for mental health reasons
    • Disability accommodations

The Office of Accessibility Services will provide you with information on the types of documentation required to obtain accommodations for mental health conditions. We can assist you with finding these resources in the local community.

Making an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (610) 330-5005. You may also email counselingcenter@lafayette.edu to request an appointment. Typically, you will be seen within a week of making your appointment, depending on your schedule. During certain times of the semester, the wait may be somewhat shorter or longer. Because appointments are in high demand, we ask that you give us 24 hours notice if your wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you miss a scheduled appointment and do not call within 48 hours to reschedule, we will send you a reminder via email.

Please note that email should not be used for urgent communications. If you need to speak with a counselor, please call the Counseling Center at 610.330.5005. When the Center is closed, you will to be connected with the after-hours crisis service. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, call Public Safety at 610.330.4444.