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Mental Health & Counseling

Your Emotional Well-being

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

Confidential Appointments

Mental Health/Counseling
Taffie Bucci, LCSW
(Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
University Counselor

Graduate Assistants, under the supervision of the University Counselor, also provide counseling at University Counseling Services.

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome

Evening hours by appointment.

To schedule an appointment 
Call 412-392-3959 or
Email counseling@pointpark.edu 

If a counselor is not available, and you are experiencing an emergency:

  • Contact Taffie Bucci, University Counselor, at 412-918-6519
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Contact re:solve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226 (toll free)

Point Park University Counseling Services provide counseling and support/referrals for student concerns, such as:

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression, and other mental health concerns
  • Adapting to school, independence, and responsibilities
  • Being away from home
  • Career- and work-related challenges
  • Work-Life-School balance
  • Relationships — roommates, friends, significant others
  • Family issues
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Sexual concerns including sexual assaults
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss

Help is geared to each individual's needs and may include a single counseling session, a series of counseling sessions, group counseling sessions, or referral to appropriate professionals.

Point Park Counseling Services are FREE to ALL full- and part-time students, whether you live on campus or commute, as well as staff and faculty members.

Counseling services are confidential. The University Counselor is a licensed professional who abides by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA regulations for priveleged communications.

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.

For Parents

If you're worried about your student, please contact University Counseling Services in order to discuss your concerns. The University Counselor will listen to these concerns and take appropriate action.