Counseling Services

Pitt-Johnstown's counseling services are available to help students make their academic and personal experiences as successful as possible.

Counseling Services


The counseling staff strives to promote mental health through direct counseling services and educational programs. The staff values every student's right to privacy and will keep all information confidential. 

Services offered include:

Individual Counseling. Students can meet with a counselor face-to-face to discuss any personal concerns or issues that they are experiencing. The goal is to help students learn to cope with their problems so they can focus on their academics and function more effectively in their personal lives.

Group Counseling. Many students find group counseling to be very helpful. Students who share similar problems or concerns can get together with a counselor and discuss these problems while receiving feedback from their peers.

Referrals. If a student requires additional services we will make referrals and help him/her to connect with community agencies.

Crisis Intervention. In the event of after-hour emergencies pertaining to issues of mental health, we utilize a “counselor on call” rotation system to respond quickly and directly to such concerns.

The goal of counseling is to help you work through any personal problems that may occur during the course of your college life. The counseling staff is very experienced and prepared to help you work through issues in a non-judgmental and comforting setting. If you are experiencing any of the following problems, then please talk with one of our counselors:

  • Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Adjusting to college
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Grieving / loss
  • Roomate issues
  • Anger
  • Homesickness
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Sexual assault
  • Career decisions
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Stress
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
   

Counselors understand how difficult it can be to ask for help, but that you may find it easier to work through your problems with someone who is outside of the situation. We provide a safe and confidential environment.

Please schedule an appointment if you are concerned with some aspect of your life, or you are concerned about a friend, and we will make every effort to ensure that your visit with us is a positive experience. There are three ways to make an appointment with our counselors:

  • Call us at 814-269-7119
  • Email us OHCS@pitt.edu
  • Stop in to the office G-10 Student Union

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and it is after business hours, please call 911 or Cambria County Crisis at 1-877-268-9463.

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