During the regular school year, students may seek out short-term counseling both in person and virtually for a variety of reasons, some of which might include: anxiety, depression, adjustment to college, sexual assault, alcohol/drug concerns, crisis intervention, identity, difficulty concentrating or lack of motivation, eating disorders, family problems, group counseling, lack of assertiveness, relationship problems, and stress. We are welcoming of the LGBTQ+ community and are BraveZone trained.
Counseling Services is currently operating out of two campus locations. The main location to meet with our counselors is now the 2nd floor of Bishop Library (just take the elevator/stairs to the 2nd floor and go to the east end, overlooking the atrium). The main location to meet with 5050 Peer Helpers is Shroyer Health Center.
Appointments can be made during the regular academic year by completing the Request for Appointment form or by calling 717-867-6232. We strongly suggest taking advantage of our drop-in times available every weekday from 11 a.m.–12 p.m in person at Bishop Library, 2nd Floor. This brief chat with a licensed counselor is helpful in getting you connected with the right resources. You are not alone and we are here to help as best we can! No appointment is needed, just walk into the library during the Open Hour window at your convenience.
There is no charge for full-time students to use Counseling Services. Appointment times will be tailored to meet the needs of the student.
For students experiencing emergencies after hours, call your local 911 with any life-threatening event. If you are on campus, you can contact Campus Safety at 717-867-6111 or your RA who can help get further assistance. Despite Counseling Services being closed in the evenings and on weekends, we do provide 24/7 crisis contact. In the event of a mental health emergency, call LVC’s Campus Safety and the officer will contact the counselor on call for direction.
If it is not an emergency, you can email email@example.com or call 717-867-6232 and leave a detailed phone message. Our staff will return your call or email the next business day.
For parents, faculty and staff concerned about a student after hours, call Campus Safety at 717-867-6111 and report your concern.
During the regular school year, we offer virtual counseling sessions and open hours through a HIPAA-compliant platform called doxy.me. To provide services virtually, we will have to match your home state with the state licenses of our clinicians. If you are currently in the state of Pennsylvania and are a full-time student, we can provide services. If you reside in another state and are attending LVC remotely, we will try to match you with the clinician licensed in your state. If we are unable to provide you clinical services based on location, we can consult with you by phone to help you find a clinician in your area.
In addition, the counseling staff periodically offers outreach programs to athletic teams, residence halls, student clubs, and other campus groups to discuss issues that have an impact on the lives of college students. Some of these programs address the following topics: healthy relationships, sexual assault education, stress management, eating disorders, depression and the college student, anxiety and the college student, alcohol and drug education, and suicide prevention and education. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a program.