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Mental Health & Counseling


713 Student Center

Patti Schwartz, M.Ed., LPC
Mental Health Counselor

Monday– Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To make an appointment:
Contact Patti Schwartz directly or call LifeSolutions at 1-800-647-3327 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Evening hours by appointment
(Fall and Spring semesters)
Summer hours vary and are available by appointment only

In an emergency:
For assistance 24/7, call
LifeSolutions at 1-800-647-3327
or Resolve Crisis Network at


Your Emotional Well-being

Every part of our lives plays a role in our well-being, including personal growth, relationships, change, grief and loss, healthy eating, exercise, and more.

The Student Counseling Center provides counseling, support and referrals for student concerns, such as:

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Adapting to school, independence and responsibilities
  • Being away from home
  • Career- and work-related challenges
  • Work-Life-School balance
  • Adjusting to new responsibilities
  • Relationships — roommates, friends, girlfriend/boyfriend
  • Family troubles
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Sexual issues
  • Depression and other mental health problems
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss

Getting help can vary from a single counseling session to a series, to starting an exercise program, to reading a brief article and applying the advice you find.

Point Park student counseling services are FREE to ALL full- and part-time students, whether you live on campus or commute.

Counseling services are confidential. Staff are licensed professionals who abide by the Pennsylvania state laws for privileged communications.

The Student Counseling Center is here for you.

For parents

If you're concerned about your son or daughter, please call the Student Counseling Center. so we can talk about your worries. If needed, we can determine the best way the counselor can approach your son or daughter in a non-threatening way.

Online resources

Maybe you're not sure you want to talk to someone yet. Check out Point Park's page on ULifeline, an online resource for college mental health. You'll find articles and stories that you can relate to — like stress on campus — search topics, or type in a question and ask the experts.

ULifeline is a project of the Jed Foundation.Through the guidance of respected experts in the fields of mental health and higher education, The Jed Foundation has become the leading nonprofit organization addressing issues related to mental health and suicide in the college population.