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Counseling Center

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Light Box Therapy Program

The Drexel Counseling Center has partnered with the Center for Black Culture and the W.W. Hagerty Library to pilot a Light Box Therapy program! Please visit here for more information.

Keeping Our Community Healthy

Welcome Dragons! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, details and programming are subject to change as legal guidelines evolve. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Drexel University Coronavirus website. The Counseling Center will continue to monitor and modify our guidance according to university policies and procedures.

Based on guidelines established by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Counseling Center is offering most of our services virtually at this time, with some limited in-person availability. Groups and workshops will remain virtual using HIPAA-Compliant Zoom at this time. For in-person therapy, please remember:

  • All persons are required to wear masks in all indoor public and shared spaces, regardless of vaccination status. You must wear your mask during your appointment.
  • Please come in no earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • If you feel unwell, stay home and request a telehealth appointment if you are feeling well enough to talk.
  • Use good hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public space or after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Use alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • If you contract or are exposed to COVID-19, please isolate yourself, notify Drexel immediately, and comply with case investigators and Contact Tracing team calls.
  • Make sure you have signed up for the Drexel Health Checker app. You will use the Health Checker to report vaccination status, make testing appointments, receive important notifications, and record and track potential symptoms.

The Counseling Center recognizes that potential emotional toll of COVID-19 on many of our Drexel communities. For students looking for resources to help cope with the impact of COVID-19, please visit here. We also recognize that communities of color are disproportionately affected by COVID and how the pandemic has shed light on long-standing systemic health and social inequities, coupled with ongoing racial violence and trauma. Please visit our Coping with Racial Trauma, Discrimination, and Biases page for more resources that may offer support to our students of color.


Hours and Scheduling

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Evening appointments may be available for co-op students by request. If you would like to make an appointment for teletherapy please email counseling@drexel.edu. If you are trying to reach the Counseling Center for another issue, please call the office at 215.895.1415.

Students will be asked to complete the following steps when scheduling a virtual first-time appointment:

  1. Students should contact counseling@drexel.edu to request an appointment.
  2. After you have confirmed the date and time of your appointment, you will receive an email response which will include information about two additional email notifications you will receive before your meeting time.
  3. The instructions that are listed in these emails must be followed in order for treatment at the Counseling Center to begin. They includes the steps to complete paperwork through an online system and approval of a meeting request via Zoom.
  4. IMPORTANT: ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED AT LEAST TWO HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME OR ELSE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RESCHEDULE. Please leave yourself enough time as it can take between 20-30 minutes to complete all paperwork. In addition, your paperwork session will time-out after 30 minutes so please complete your forms in one sitting.

If you have questions about this process, please email counseling@drexel.edu.

If you are currently in crisis, please contact our on-call counselor at 215.416.3337. If this is a psychological emergency and you need immediate attention, please dial 911, call Drexel Public Safety at 215.895.2222, or visit your nearest emergency room.


Diversity Statement

Drexel University Counseling Center seeks to affirm, value, honor and celebrate diversity, using a cultural humility lens. We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense. We view this commitment as a life-long learning journey. Consequently, we continue to seek opportunities to educate ourselves about other cultures and their diverse worldviews. We are dedicated to extend this spirit to the students we serve, treating all with dignity and respect.

Prejudice and discrimination in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, age, body size/shape, political ideology, socio-economic status, and religious/spiritual beliefs are detrimental to the populations we serve as well as to our own personal and professional development. Therefore, we are committed to work toward recognizing, confronting and eliminating any forms of prejudice, oppression and discrimination. We continue to build an open and trusting environment in which we feel free to explore and discuss our attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors in relation to others who are similar to and different from ourselves. Our intention is to create an open and trusting space in which all students feel safe, valued, heard and respected.


Land Acknowledgement Statement

The land on which Drexel University stands is Lenape land, and we pay respect and honor to the caretakers of this land, from time immemorial until now, and into the future. We openly recognize the Lenape Indian tribe as the original inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania. Acknowledging this history is consistent with the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Drexel recognizes the historical links between the land on which the University sits and the Lenape peoples. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land. This land acknowledgment is one small act in the ongoing process of working to be in good relationship with the land and the people of the land.