Psychiatric Services at the Counseling Center are provided by one psychiatrist. A Counseling Center staff member may facilitate a referral to the psychiatrist when it is believed that medication could be beneficial in addition to therapy. If appropriate, the psychiatrist can prescribe and monitor the use of psychotropic medications for those students currently receiving psychological services through the Counseling Center.
Eligibility for Psychiatric Services
The Counseling Center offers short term therapy. Because of the high demand for services, eligibility for psychiatric care is limited to those students already in an established, ongoing therapeutic relationship with a Counseling Center therapist.
If you are a current client receiving therapy from the Counseling Center, your therapist may make the referral to the psychiatrist. Students must continue regular counseling with the therapist in order to receive psychiatric services.
If you are in therapy with an off-campus provider, we cannot provide you with psychiatric care. We encourage you to speak with your therapist about options for psychiatric care in the community, or you can speak with our Case Manager for a referral.
If you are not currently in treatment anywhere and would like to be seen by the Counseling Center psychiatrist, you must first be established in therapy at the counseling center before a referral may be made at the therapist's recommendation.
If you are already taking medication prescribed by a psychiatrist or other practitioner at home or off campus, you have the option to continue with your current prescriber, and, if appropriate, receive therapy services at the Counseling Center; or locate a local psychiatrist or other prescriber off-campus. Our Case Manager can assist in finding a provider in in the Philadelphia metro area.