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The Peace Garden at Lebanon Valley College

Counseling Services

Attention: Counseling Services is available for brief phone consultations during the summer months.

Students may contact Counseling Services by email to arrange a phone consultation during the summer months (May 11-August 11). In an emergency, please contact 911, your local crisis center, or text 741741 to request immediate assistance.

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.

 

Appointments & Fees

Counseling Services has moved temporarily and is now located on the 2nd floor of Bishop Library. Just take the elevator/stairs to the 2nd floor and go to the east end, overlooking the atrium.  

Appointments can be made during the regular academic year by emailing counselingservices@lvc.edu, calling 717-867-6232, or by walking in (symptom-free) during our open hours Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also visit us during our virtual open hours weekdays from 12-1 p.m. by entering our virtual waiting room (link will be provided when the fall semester begins).

There is no charge for full-time students to use Counseling Services. Appointment times will be tailored to meet the needs of the student.

 

After Hours Contact

For students experiencing emergencies after hours, call your local 911 with any life-threatening event. If you are on campus, you can contact Public 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 Public Safety and the officer will contact the counselor on call for direction.

If it is not an emergency, you can email counselingservices@lvc.edu 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 Public Safety at 717-867-6111 and report your concern.

 

Outreach

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 counselingservices@lvc.edu to schedule a program.

 

Can’t Make It to Counseling Services?

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.

I was initially very nervous to try out Counseling Services, but after I went, I immediately knew that it was the right choice. I feel very strongly that these services have helped me in important ways, and I have felt comfortable and welcome at every visit. I am very grateful for their presence on this campus.