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Personal Counseling provides individual counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention and consultation services for the University community.

Counseling services can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State. Some of the more common concerns include difficulty or conflicts with friends, roommates, or family members; stress, depression and/or anxiety; sexual identity; lack of motivation or difficulty relaxing, concentrating or studying; eating disorders; sexual assault and sexual abuse recovery; and uncertainties about personal values and beliefs. We are also available to assist students in making difficult decisions, resolving relationship issues, dealing with academic pressures, and other personal concerns.

Appointments can be arranged by contacting either our Director of Student Affairs, Kathie Flanagan-Herstek (570-675-9225 or kfh2@psu.edu) or the Student Programs & Services staff assistant, Michelle Yaple (570-675-9279 or myaple@psu.edu). Confidentiality is strictly respected.

Workshops are held periodically through the year on topics such as depression, alcohol/drug abuse, and death & dying issues. Feel free to contact Kathie or Michelle to coordinate a session for your club or class!

Kathie Flanagan-Herstek
Director, Student Affairs
Hayfield House
(570) 675-9225