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Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Office of Student Affairs - Commons Building, 2nd Floor
25 Yearsley Mill Rd.
Media PA 19063
610-892-1270

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

To make an appointment:
Please call or walk in during normal business hours

About Counseling Services:

Mission Statement:

Penn State Brandywine Counseling Services works with our students by providing individual counseling, health and wellness outreach and prevention programming, consultation to the campus community, and referral resources for longer-term support services. We also assist with crisis intervention in collaboration with the Office of Safety and Police.

Counseling is a specific time set aside for you to talk with a counselor about a concern or challenge you are experiencing that is impeding your ability to live a healthy and enjoyable life. It is an opportunity for you to talk about your concerns in a space where you are not judged and have access to resources that can help you find solutions.

As specialists in working with college students, staff at Counseling Services can help you address your concerns in a caring and supportive environment. We aim to help our students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and life satisfaction while studying at Penn State.

Why would I come to counseling?

Counseling staff work with students regarding a variety of issues including but not limited to: 

  • General Support & Guidance
  • Life Transitions (i.e. adjusting to college, preparing to transfer to a different campus, graduating, death in the family, etc.)
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Worry
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
  • Trauma Recovery

What would I do in counseling?

Counseling Services provides a safe place to talk and to discuss varying issues in a private and confidential setting. Our staff incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapies, selecting those that best fit the client's needs. Some of the models used in counseling may include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, strengths perspective approaches, existential/ humanistic therapy, and trauma focused therapy. In addition to dialog, staff may incorporate the use of art, film, books, games, breathing, and other relaxation or grounding techniques.

Confidentiality

Information shared during counseling sessions on campus is held in strictest confidence with professional/ethical standards and state/federal laws. Your information will not be released without your signed consent except in rare instances where sharing is required by law (such as to save a human life, to report child sexual abuse, or to comply with a court order).