We are here to help
Being a college student can be full of incredible experiences, but when challenges threaten your success Penn State Shenango has professional staff to help you.
What to expect
Stress factors are frequently associated with college life. You may experience challenges when faced with the rigors of academics as well as new freedoms, exciting and demanding life choices, and a variety of venues for growth and expression - or you simply may need to get something off your chest.
Personal counseling is a campus wellness resource, offering students a free opportunity to talk about personal, social, and academic matters and request guidance and resources in a safe, confidential, and supportive setting.
Common student concerns
- Difficulty in adjusting to college
- Problems with interpersonal relationships
- Grief or loss
- Lack of motivation
- Time management
- Stress management
- LGBTQIA+ support
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Physical/Sexual/Emotional abuse
- Concerns about your major, career, and/or future
- Difficulty in concentrating or studying
- Trouble coping with academic pressures
- Uncertainties about personal values and beliefs
- Individual counseling
- Community referrals
- Programs on topics of well-being
- Additional counseling and support services, as needed
24/7 crisis resources
Call emergency responders: 911
Call Penn State's Crisis Line: 1-877-229-6400
Text Penn State's Crisis Line: "Lions" to 741741
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 9-8-8
Victim and survivor support and advocacy
Personal Counseling Services is available for appointments and can assist in off-campus referrals for specialized support services for victims of sexual assault. Sessions with a campus student personal counselor are completely confidential unless the student identifies that they are a danger to themselves or someone else.
Victim and survivor support and advocacy at Penn State
Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to providing confidential support to students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/relationship violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and retaliation.