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Operations as of Fall 2022
At present, the center is able to provide a combination of in-person and online services. Please review the information on this website to learn about the range of services offered. If you are interested in any service at the UCC, get in touch to learn more or schedule a consultation. We ask that you call or email our office to request service rather than walk in.
For all in-person services, we require students to wear a mask and comply with university guidelines for physical distancing and contamination control. All therapists at the UCC will be wearing masks and practicing the same protective actions.
We offer a range of online services, including workshops, mindfulness classes, consultation and tele-therapy. While some of these services are available to any interested student, tele-therapy may not be available to students for whom this modality is not appropriate. You can discuss options with a therapist in consultation and determine what’s best for you.
Our support for the Point Park community remains steadfast. The UCC and other aspects of the student support network remain dedicated to supporting the well-being of our community. We encourage you to take care of yourselves and each other during this time of distress and uncertainty by remaining informed, acknowledging any difficult feelings and staying virtually connected with loved ones.
If you need support in the moment, we encourage you to call either LifeSolutions Student Assistance Services at 1-833-483-3982 (students calling the Student Health and Wellness Center after hours will be automatically redirected to LifeSolutions), Resolve Crisis Center at 888-796-8226, or 988 to reach the National Suicide Hotline.
The Point Park University Counseling Center (UCC) addresses the mental health needs of the university community through a variety of services. We provide a safe, confidential environment for students to talk about personal or academic concerns. We assist students who need to connect with mental health resources in the community, and support staff and faculty who have concerns about the well-being of a student. We strive to promote students’ capacity for psychological growth and maturation through greater self-awareness and psychological insight.
The UCC offers mental health services at no cost to all enrolled students, whether full- or part-time, commuter or resident. Students come to the UCC for a variety of reasons. In some cases students use therapy for self-exploration as a way to better understanding themselves. Some students are looking for emotional or psychological support to learn how to deal with a psychological difficulty. It does not matter if what you are going through seems big or small to you; let’s talk about it!
The UCC supports students in a confidential and caring way. Confidential services for students include consultation, individual psychotherapy, groups, crisis support, and referrals. Our staff also provide consultation and education for students, faculty, staff, and family members to address concerns regarding the well-being of a student, and questions about our services or psychological treatment.
During regular business hours, call 412-392-3977 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your first appointment. You will be scheduled for a 30-minute screening appointment with one of our therapists within the following few days. If you email, please indicate days/times within our regular business hours that you are available to schedule a brief screening appointment. Please provide your cell phone number so we can contact you by phone. WE DO NOT MONITOR THIS EMAIL ACCOUNT OUTSIDE OF OPEN HOURS.
If a therapist is not available and you are experiencing an emergency:
- Contact Resolve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226 (toll free)
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
- If the emergency is life threatening, call Public Safety at 412-392-3960 or 911 if off campus
The day of your screening appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our therapists for a brief discussion. The therapist will ask about your concerns and address any questions you may have. This brief discussion will help us assess the nature and urgency of your concerns, with the goal of matching you with the services that will best meet your needs.
Options might include an appointment for therapy with one of our therapists, referral to other campus or community resources, or both. Check here to learn about our services.