Counseling and Psychological Services


While your college years are filled with excitement and rewards, you may also experience some demanding challenges along the way. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to helping you address and resolve your concerns by providing a range of mental health services.

Welcome to CAPS

*If you are new to CAPS and have an appointment, click the above link, fill out the form and email it to before your first appointment.

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services

Sometimes life can throw you for a loop, which leads to stress and can affect the way you function, your academic performance, and your social relationships. It's important to recognize when you have a problem. This is the first step in resolving it. The second is getting help.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of services on a short-term basis to currently enrolled students who have paid the Health Center fee. In addition, CAPS provides consultation and referral services for students, faculty, staff and campus professionals.

We treat each individual with sensitivity, providing affirmative therapy that values diversity and respect.

Our professional staff of licensed mental health professionals and psychologists provides individual and group counseling for students and referral services for those requiring specialized or longer-term care.

Hours of Operation:

Our hours are from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday during the fall and spring semesters when classes are scheduled to meet. Students may request additional times for appointments. Appointments can be made by phone.

Making an Appointment

You can make an appointment by calling 814-732-2252 during office hours.

Crisis/Emergency After-Hours Services

In case of a crisis or emergency, call 814-732-2911 on campus or 911 otherwise. Telephone Helpline services are available from outside agencies after hours:

Additional Resources

Useful information may be found through the following links, though it's not intended to substitute for the counseling of a qualified mental health professional.

Crisis Text Line - Counseling support, 24/7

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Counseling anytime, 24/7

HalfofUs - Awareness initiative by mtvU

ULifeline - Online screening and information - Employee access code: Pennsylvania

State Employee Assistance Program - Confidential, no-cost services

Need help now? Call 800-273-TALK or Text HOME to 741-741

Contact Us

Ghering Health and Wellness Center
McNerney Hall, 1st Floor
300 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444

Counseling and Psychological Services
Phone: 814-732-2252
Fax: 814-732-2666