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Making An Appointment

Counseling is an opportunity to speak with an objective professional to explore significant personal, psychological, and academic issues that may be interfering with your ability to be successful as a student at Drexel University. To schedule a counseling appointment, you may visit the Counseling Center in person, contact us by phone, or send us an e-mail.

  • On the University City campus, visit Suite 201 of the Creese Student Center, call 215.895.1415 or email
  • On the Center City campus, visit Suite 315 of the Bellet Building, call 215.762.7625 or email

Your treatment at the Counseling Center begins with a 15-20 minute initial phone or in-person screening with a staff clinician who will collect some preliminary information about you and your concerns in order to best address your needs. This may involve recommendations for services offered through the Counseling Center, such as group or short-term individual counseling, a skills-based workshop, referrals to resources on campus, or it may be determined that a referral for an off-campus mental health provider is most appropriate. If you are referred for services at the Counseling Center you may or may not be matched with the clinician you spoke with over the phone or in your initial screening; however, your assigned clinician will coordinate with the clinician who conducted the Initial Consultation to ensure they understand the nature of your concerns.

Please note similar to most college counseling centers, Drexel's Counseling Center works on a short-term model so we can assist as many students as possible. Although a variety of concerns can be effectively addressed in a short-term model, it is also quite common for students to receive a referral for an off-campus mental health provider. This may be because you prefer to have ongoing treatment off-campus, have concerns that would best be served by more sessions than the Counseling Center can offer, or have ongoing mental health issues that were previously identified prior to arriving at Drexel and are determined to be most appropriate for an off-campus mental health provider. Our Care Coordinator can work with you in finding a community provider to best serve your particular needs.

Recurring counseling sessions are generally scheduled on the hour and last for up to 50 minutes, though you may be able to make special arrangements with your therapist. Students who are currently on Co-Op may arrange for an evening appointment.

In cases of emergency, you may contact the Counseling Center in person or by phone at 215.895.1415 to arrange for assistance. For after-hours emergencies, please contact the on-call counselor at 215.416.3337.