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Counseling Services

Keeping Our Community Healthy

We hope that you are doing well in light of the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). With this rapidly-evolving situation, we continue to evaluate how best to deliver our services in order to protect the health and safety of Drexel University's students and staff. As a result of recent announcements by the University, the staff of the Counseling Center will be operating remotely until further notice; all on-campus/in-person services have been suspended.

Teletherapy services will be offered via HIPAA-compliant Zoom (video chat) and will be offered with an emphasis on addressing a student’s immediate concerns, with a particular focus on problem-solving and symptom management. In cases where a student may not be able to connect via Zoom, telephone sessions will be offered as an alternative. Several online group counseling and workshop resources will be made available in the coming weeks. All Counseling Center services, including remote services, are offered for free for Drexel students.

For students interested in a referral for off-campus counseling, our case manager is available to provide resources or to help with navigating insurance to find a provider.

Further updates will be posted as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information about coronavirus visit https://drexel.edu/now/coronavirus/response/.

The Counseling Center offers the following services:

Group Counseling

The Counseling Center offers a variety of groups each quarter. Some groups are time-limited with a specific focus, while others are broader and open-ended. Please see the group descriptions here for more information about groups currently offered at the Center. If you are interested in joining a group that is not currently being offered, please email counseling@drexel.edu.

Individual Counseling

The personal concerns of Drexel students vary greatly, and our Counseling Center offers time-limited individual counseling for support. Students initially meet with a therapist for an assessment to discuss their presenting concerns and to determine the type of services which will best meet their needs.

Wellness Workshops

The Counseling Center offers several Emotional Wellbeing Workshops throughout the term that offer information, coping strategies, and tools to address common concerns faced by college. We know that Drexel students are incredibly busy and can benefit from quick and useful tools for common presenting concerns. Workshops meet once a week for a series of 3-4 weeks for 50 minutes. Our Wellness Workshops are formatted so that you can expect a classroom-style learning environment, and you can share as much or as little as you want. Each workshop comes with a student workbook that allows you to practice new skills between sessions. Click here to see which Workshops are currently being offered.

If you are interested in attending any (or all!) of the workshops, schedule an Initial Consultation and tell your counselor. If you are already seeing a therapist at the Counseling Center, tell them you are interested in a workshop. You are free to do more than one workshop and to repeat them as often as you like! Check with the front desk for current scheduling and availability. When scheduled for an Emotional Wellbeing Workshop, you must come to each session on time, as the sessions build upon each other.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is available for students and their partners if both are currently enrolled as full-time students at Drexel University. If your partner is not enrolled at Drexel, you may contact us for information on community referral resources. Couples of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome!

Outreach Programs

The Counseling Center offers a variety of outreach to campus partners - including faculty and staff, student groups, and campus organizations - to promote wellness and resiliency, destigmatize mental health, and offer preventative interventions using a social justice lens. To schedule an outreach or for more information, please visit here.

Consultation

If you are concerned about a friend, student or family member; want advice about how to encourage someone you care about to get help; or you have general questions about our services; contact the Counseling Center at 215.895.1415 to request a consultation. We will have a counselor contact you to discuss further.

For faculty and staff who may wish to consult with a counselor, or who want to learn more about how and when to make a referral, please see our Faculty and Staff Resource section.

Referral Services

Our Case Manager is available for students who would like assistance connecting with an off-campus mental health provider. The Counseling Center may make a recommendation for a student to be referred off-campus when a student may be better suited for specialized care and/or when the student’s needs fall outside the scope of the Center’s brief, goal-focused model. Our Case Manager also assists in navigating insurance and helping think through the type of care and provider you might be interested in working with in the community. The Case Manager will also be sure to follow up with you to see if you need any further assistance.

Online Student Support / Part-Time Student Support

The Counseling Center offers website resources and telephone consultations for online students. Full-time online students who are able to engage in on-site therapy are eligible for free services.

Part-time students are eligible for a one-time consultation with our Case Manager to help identify personal concerns and to find appropriate resources in your area.