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Office of Counseling Services- Chambers 217 - (724) 836-9870
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Counseling Center is located in room 218 in Chambers Hall. Counseling hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are also scheduled. There is no charge for services to UPG students and confidentiality is strictly maintained. Students can call 836-9870 to make an appointment. If a student is in a crisis and needs immediate attention, every effort will be made to accommodate this request. If a psychological emergency occurs when the office is closed, students need to call 911 or campus security at 836-9865. The Counseling Center at UPG provides a variety of services which are briefly outlined below.

Finals Week Stress Information
Coping With Stress
Holiday Blues?
Faculty Staff Referral Guide

Free On-line Screenings
Anonymous, free on-line screenings for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Trumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Alcohol are available at the following link:
https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/login.asp?keyword=GREEN
(Please note that these screenings are informational, not diagnostic. You will learn if what you are experiencing may be symptomatic of a problem and how to access further help.)

Coping with Tragedy
The tragic events at Virginia Tech this week have saddened everyone. Those of us who are part of a university community may feel the impact of this tragedy even more strongly. Below are links to two handouts that may be of help for anyone struggling to cope with what happened. The Counseling Center is open throughout the rest of the semester and during the summer to anyone who needs to talk.

Helpful information on coping with the tragedy at Virginia Tech
Educators and parents guide to helping students deal with trauma

Individual Personal Counseling
Assistance is provided to students who are experiencing depression, anxiety and/or panic attacks, faulty relationships, family problems, confusion concerning choice of college major or career, and any other conflicts and problems that may be interfering with their academic progress.

Group Counseling
Group sessions are offered to assist students with issues such as depression, stress management, assertiveness, and improving interpersonal relationships.

Testing
Personality, intelligence, and achievement testing is administered by a licensed psychologist. The results are used in conjunction with the counseling process. Depression and anxiety screenings are also administered.

Consultation, Outreach, and Referral
The psychologist is available to consult with UPG faculty, staff, students and a student's family in order to provide information and direction to appropriate mental health services. A list of area services and resources is available.

Information and Resources
An information and brochure display case is located at the entrance to the Counseling Center. Students will find information on a variety of mental health topics in addition to information on community resources. Relaxation tapes to help reduce anxiety, stress and tension are available for rental.

Services for Students with Psychiatric/Emotional Disabilities
Students with psychiatric/emotional disabilities may identify and provide appropriate documentation of their disability in the Counseling Center and/or Learning Resources Center. The students may then be referred to the Learning Resources Center for academic services.

There is no charge for services. Confidentiality is strictly maintained

For more information on the following topics click on the links below:

Assistance for Victims of Crimes of Sexual Violence
Symptoms of Anxiety
Overcoming Shyness
Breathing Exercise to Promote Relaxation