The LHU Counseling Service is an integral part of the Department of Academic Development and Counseling. The Counseling Service's broad mission is to serve the Lock Haven University Community. The services provided include consultation, psychological assistance (psychological testing, diagnostics and treatment) and counseling to students with personal, psychological, emotional or academic adjustment issues. Consultation and education regarding mental health topics and issues affecting LHU students is also available to faculty and staff. The Counseling Service utilizes a brief, solution-focused therapy model that is based on the student's needs and goals.
Current staffing includes a licensed psychologist who serves as director, one full-time licensed psychologist, one full-time and two part-time licensed counselors, and one part-time licensed social worker. Psychiatric consultation is available via assessment and referral from the Director of the Counseling Service.
The Counseling Service faculty assists students with questions about achievement, educational problems, interpersonal relationships, coping problems, self-image, social skills or other potentially stressful or disturbing experiences. Services are free and confidential. The diversity of services (e.g., tutoring, advising) offered by the Department of Academic Development and Counseling provides additional anonymity to the student seeking personal counseling.
Students who are interested in counseling services should call the Counseling Services office at 484-2479 to schedule an appointment. Counseling services are provided Monday through Friday during regular working hours or by special appointment. Students may be referred to off-campus agencies and private practitioners when desired or appropriate. The Counseling Service does not provide on-call crisis intervention services or case management.
Dan Tess, Director of Counseling
130 Ulmer Hall
127 Ulmer Hall
8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday