Health and Wellness Services Campus Counseling adds after-hours support line
Campus Counselors, Susan Biskup and Melissa Gaudio are pleased to announce the addition of an after- hours counseling support line for Wilkes University students.
The purpose of this support line (570) 408-CHAT is to provide a resource for students needing support when Health and Wellness Services is not open. This line is staffed with Masters level and Doctoral level counselors who are trained specifically in college student mental health. Support is available to students who may be experiencing any mental health issue as well as students who may be experiencing an emergency situation. During regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm), students will continue to schedule an appointment for counseling by calling (570) 408-4730 or by stopping by Passan Hall (first floor) to schedule an appointment in person. Our hope is that this service will be complementary to counseling services presently available to students. We want to provide comfort and care for students by letting them know that despite their circumstances, support is always available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Counseling is an opportunity to discuss personal concerns or issues with a counselor and explore ways of working through them. Some individuals may choose to utilize counseling services over the course of a semester or year, while others may only need a few appointments to discuss a current situation in order to gain clarity and/or direction. Besides individual counseling, we also include group counseling experiences, consultation and referral services, crisis intervention, and personal development workshops.
Many people of all ages and backgrounds access counseling support. At Wilkes University, individuals access support for concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, identity issues, eating issues, interpersonal conflicts with peers and family, substance issues, adjustment issues, etc.
Counseling Services, part of Health & Wellness Services, is located on the first floor of Passan Hall at 267 South Franklin Street across from the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center.
Typically, Health and Wellness Services is open Monday – Friday 8:30a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please contact your RA and/or Public Safety at (570) 408-4999 for after hours emergencies.
To make an appointment, you can call Health and Wellness Services at 570-408-4730 or visit in person to schedule an appointment.
You should be able to get an appointment within one week. Please know that we will make every effort to accommodate you with an appointment as soon as possible. For crisis situations during regular business hours, a counselor will see you immediately. Please contact your RA and/or Public Safety at 570-408-4999 for after hours emergencies.
Counseling Services does not currently set a limit on number of appointments per semester. However, if needs are such that more long-term or more intensive therapy is required, community referrals will be offered.
Counseling services are free and confidential.