Individual Counseling

Counseling Services utilizes a brief, solution-focused style of treatment. This approach emphasizes the individual's strengths, resources and abilities. Effort is made to identify how a particular problem is imposing itself on the individual. Talk focuses on what the individual is doing and can do to diminish and ameliorate the difficulty.

A student does not have to be in crisis to participate in counseling. In fact, it is far better to address issues of distress while they are still manageable, rather than wait until one is overwhelmed. Some of the issues that are usually addressed by Lycoming College students are: depression and anxiety issues, relationship problems, academic difficulties, shyness issues, family problems, grief and loss issues, anger problems, self-esteem issues and generalized stress.

All counseling, consultations, and referrals are kept strictly confidential and private in accordance with professional, ethical and legal guidelines. Information obtained in counseling will not be shared with anyone without the student's written consent, except in the case of medical emergency or life-threatening situations.

Our location and how to make an appointment:

The Counseling Services is located on the 3rd floor of the Wertz Student Center, just down the hall from the Career Development Center. You can call or email Stephanie at ext. 4332, fortin@lycoming.edu or Townsend at ext. 4258, velkoff@lycoming.edu to make an appointment. If they are not available when you call, please leave a message on their voice mail and they will return your call promptly. Students can usually meet with a counselor within a day or two of requesting an appointment and, in cases of urgency, can be seen almost immediately. Students are also welcome to drop in without an appointment as long as a counselor is available.