Counseling/Student Development Center

About the Counseling/Student Development Center

For most of you, the college years are a time marked by exciting growth and change. You will be facing numerous choices and challenges. All of this will be going on in the midst of a rigorous academic environment.

Even the most successful of you may encounter a variety of concerns.

We are here to help you in addressing those concerns by assisting you in the development of effective problem-solving and decision-making skills that you will need to make satisfying life choices well beyond your Marywood years.

24/7 Crisis Services

In the event of an emergency, students may walk-in and meet with a therapist during regular business hours. After regular business hours, the C/SDC offers after-hours, weekend, and holiday on-call services. These services can be for any mental health needs that can and should not wait until the next business day.

Call 570-348-6245
After hours, call 570-348-6245 and press 1.

Make an Appointment

Appointments may be scheduled in person at the Counseling/Student Development Center, by calling, or email the the office. Evening hours by appointment.

Rescheduling or Canceling an Appointment

Your appointment is the time that your counselor has put aside for you. In the event that you need to cancel and/or reschedule, please notify our office by phone or email as you know that you will be unable to make your appointment.

Student Services & Resources

In the event of an emergency, students may walk-in and meet with a therapist during regular business hours. After regular business hours, the C/SDC offers after-hours, weekend, and holiday on-call services. These services can be for any mental health needs that can and should not wait until the next business day. Call 570-348-6245; after hours, call 570-348-6245 and press 1.

Students can also use the following 24/7 resources:

Scranton Counseling Center at 570-348-6100 for 24/7 local crisis services.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 for quick dial use 9-8-8 or text "HOME" to 741741.

IMPORTANT NOTE

If an emergency need arises, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Department.

There are many different types of individual student emergencies or crisis. Above all else, the student's immediate safety should be addressed first.

How to support a friend in crisis

The Counseling Center staff is bound by ethical and legal guidelines to protect your rights to confidentiality. No information, written or oral, is released to other persons without your written permission.

The only exceptions to these guidelines are governed by law. These are specific to situations where we have reason to believe that there is intent to harm yourself, another or a child, and to situations where we may be court-ordered in case of your involvement in a lawsuit.

Your right to privacy may also be compromised when communicating via the internet. Please note that this is not a secure site.

The center offers personal counseling to help students identify, clarify, and resolve important issues. These may include issues such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • body image
  • disordered eating
  • self-esteem
  • communication skills
  • relationship concerns
  • trauma recovery
  • substance abuse

At the Counseling Center, we see students who suffer well beyond the stereotypical symptoms of homesickness and transitional phases of life; we encounter students who suffer from depression, the aftermath of sexual assault, profound eating disorders, and tremendous anxiety.

If you are interested in any of these programs and would like to become involved, please call the Counseling/Student Development Center at 570-348-6245 to obtain more information.

Please contact the C/SDC for more information about current group opportunities.

Apps to Help You Before and Between Appointments

While you wait for your therapy appointment, you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. We have attached resources for you to use during this waiting period. These apps are free for both iPhone and Android. They provide accessible tools designed to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • HAPPIFY | for overall emotional well-beingEnhance your well-being with Happify. They offer tailored activities to combat stress and anxiety, creating a customized dashboard for your needs.Promoting mindfulness, this app guides you through gratitude exercises and emotional recognition, empowering self-understanding.
  • 7 CUPS | for social supportFind solace and understanding with 7 Cups, your 24/7 emotional support companion. Reach out to caring listeners anytime, day or night , at no cost. Access ongoing help from licensed therapists through their online therapy service.

    Tailored for students and those facing challenges, 7Cups offers supportive chat rooms on topics like depression, anxiety, relationships, and LGBTQ+ issues. Connect with empathetic individuals who share your journey, fostering a sense of community.

  • INSIGHT TIMER | for help reducing stress and anxiety, providing relaxation and balance — Find tranquility amidst the chaos with Insight Timer. Dive into a world of peace through free guided meditations, yoga, and breathwork exercises. Tailored to your interests, it offers meditation, yoga, mood check-ins, and journaling. Ideal for busy students, this app reduces stress and anxiety, providing relaxation and balance. With live classes and an intuitive interface, Insight Timer empowers effective stress management and embraces mindfulness.

  • SMILING MIND | for calming the mind of stressFind peace in the chaos with Smiling Mind guided meditation. Immerse yourself in tranquility through expertly crafted audio sessions, seamlessly guiding you through breathing exercises and meditation techniques.

    Popular among college students, it provides and experience similar to following a yoga video. Amidst the academic hustle, Smiling Minds offers a calm oasis, equipping you with practical tools to manage challenges. Tailored for student life. It helps you achieve balance, embrace mindfulness, and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Take charge of your mental health journey today, and remember, support is just a download away.

Guides and Manuals

Student Services

Off-Campus Resources

*The CSDC is recommending these services as additional supports, not as a replacement for professional mental health services for more information email CSDC@marywood.edu

We’re Here to Assist You Through Your College Journey

Counseling/Student Development Center can turn an average college experience into an exceptional one through group programs, consultation, and other methods of stress relief. As members of the Marywood University Community, the Counseling/Student Development Center staff members are always here to assist you during your Marywood journey. You will experience new situations, new relationships, and new choices on your path.

These experiences can be exciting, but challenging as well. If stress begins to interfere, and you need assistance, the C/SDC staff can help you by setting clear, achievable goals; in becoming more assertive; to practice relaxation techniques; and much more. Often finding ways to talk about the stresses of life makes the difference between an average college experience and an exceptional one. Please take advantage of this service.

We’re here to help you!

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