UPDATE: April 8, 2020

If you are experiencing an imminent emergency, please call 911 or National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Please scroll down for an update on our Remote Consultation Model FAQs. 

Please scroll down for an update on our Remote Consultation Model FAQs. 

Counseling Services is offering consultations remotely in lieu of in-person contacts throughout the period of time while students are away and until students can transition to local providers if ongoing therapy is preferred. If you’d like to obtain a consultation with a counselor, you may complete this form or call 484-664-3178 and we will assist you in scheduling a consultation time. Upon completing the form and Informed Consent, a member of our team will respond to your request within 24 hours.

As always, Counseling Services will offer urgent, on-call counseling after hours (4:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekends).  This can be accessed through the main Counseling Services phone number 484-664-3178. 

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Counseling Services

The primary service model aims to be short-term to help you identify and integrate strategies needed to excel in a competitive academic environment. We value the diversity each student brings to the counseling experience and recognize that social justice values can play a large role in therapy. Our shared clinical expertise allows us to address a variety of student concerns such as adjustment, roommate issues, performance, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and substance abuse. Services include: groups, workshops, individual brief therapy (consultation or intake), referral for psychiatry services, longer-term therapy or specialized treatment with a community provider, and/or collaboration with other campus resources.

All services are confidential and free for full-time, traditional students.

Please call 484-664-3178 to schedule an appointment. Counseling Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Life Sports Center above Health Services.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

If you are experiencing a psychological emergency outside of our hours of operation, you may call Counseling Services at 484-664-3178 and you will be connected with one of our on-call therapists. 


Confidentiality

Counseling Services at Muhlenberg College is governed by legal and ethical standards of confidentiality. Any and all participation at Counseling Services is strictly confidential. Any student wishing information to be released to parents, faculty, administration, etc, must sign a release of information indicating this intent.        


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Please feel free to contact us for more information or virtually meet our staff.


 

Remote Consultation Model FAQs

What is the newly established Remote Consultation Model?

Counseling Services will be moving to an Remote Consultation Model of care and suspend our regular Customized Care model until further notice.  The primary focus of all consults will be to:

  • Assess risk if applicable
  • Assist students in enhancing the repertoire of available coping strategies
  • Provide students with the important emotional support needed at this time and to assist in identifying potential support systems
  • Provide referrals where applicable
  • Access crisis services if needed. 

What are the specifics of the Remote Consultation Model (e.g., number of sessions)?

  • There will be no limits placed on how many times a student may access a consultation
  • Consultation sessions will be approximately 30 minutes in length, but may be longer as needed
  • Consultations will most likely be via a phone call, though other platforms (e.g., zoom) may be considered.
  • Students can request a consultation with the therapist that they’ve already established a relationship with prior to leaving campus
  • Consultations will occur within regular business hours 8:30-4:30.
  • There are no changes to after-hours emergency consultations.  Students can access urgent care 24/7.  

How do I request a consultation session?

Students will continue to schedule consultations AND request after-hours emergency consultation via the primary Counseling Services number at 484-664-3178.  Students can also request a consultation by completing the online form that can be found on the front page of the Counseling Services website.

Should I transition to a therapist in my local community?

Students are strongly advised to transition to a treatment provider in their community if they wish to engage ongoing therapy.  Ongoing therapy within Counseling Services will be suspended at this time in favor of an ongoing consultation model of care. 

Can I continue my Psychiatric appointments in the short term?

Psychiatric appointments will continue with the exception of new assessments through the end of the academic year.  Students are strongly advised to transition to a local provider in their area and to do so immediately due to the sometimes significant wait time prior to the first appointment within local psychiatric providers. 

Will Counseling Services be offering any outreach?

We will be disseminating helpful strategies for students to consider throughout the semester.  These resources may assist students in strengthening their resilience during this time of significant adjustment.  Students may find these resources via our webpage, Instagram account, and email. 

                                                                 

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