Counseling Services (636 Fisher Hall)
Questions and Answers Related to Covid-19 Protocols
- What counseling services are being provided? Individual and group counseling, as well as university outreach. Zoom sessions will be encouraged whenever possible. In the event that a student has difficulty in finding a confidential space, Counseling Services will work with each student to help them locate a space.
- What will Counseling Services do to assist students who are quarantined due to coming in contact with COVID-19 or in isolation? Conduct an initial assessment via Zoom so as to assess for potential adverse psychological impact and then develop a course of action which can include: 1) periodic wellbeing check-ins; 2) ongoing counseling if needed; 3) Peer support from the University's Wellbeing Club, Active Minds, Student Health Advisory Council, or from one of the Center's Wellbeing Coaches.
- What are your hours of availability? We are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Will you be maintaining an on campus presence? Yes, staff offices will be occupied at 50% capacity on any given day, with the rest of our clinical staff working remotely.
- In the event of a psychological emergency after hours who do I contact? Contact the ReSolve Crisis Center at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226) or Public Safety at 412-396-COPS (2677).
- Will your meditation room be open? Our meditation room is closed indefinitely. Will be offering a "Meditations for Challenging Times" group via Zoom.
- Has the Center implemented appropriate COVID-19 safety measures? Yes, the office waiting room has been reconfigured to permit for social distancing, access and exit points are unidirectional, counseling center offices that don't permit for social distancing will not be utilized, the Center is fully equipped with PPE, disinfectant, hand sanitizer, gloves, hand sanitizer stations. The office will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis and occurring after onsite sessions are concluded (when they occur).
Please click on our Covid-19 Announcements link below for details regarding remote delivery options. Counseling Service will continue to follow the University's protocols and recommendations. Please refer to Duquesne's update page on COVID-19.
Counseling services offers free confidential personal psychotherapy to all currently enrolled Duquesne students. Confidential short-term personal psychotherapy is provided for a variety of reasons, such as difficulty adjusting to college life, personal and/or emotional distress, homesickness, test anxiety, sleep disturbances, etc. Students in need of more frequent, long-term psychotherapy will work with our case manager to find resources that will meet his/her needs.
Counseling services establishes itself on a philosophy of life that is congruent with the University Mission. We view the student in terms of his/her striving for contentment, happiness, and flourishing. Our goal is to provide services and resources that will enable the student to live a meaningful life based on a mind/body/spirit approach to wellbeing, an approach that honors the fundamental dignity of the human person by valuing him/her in his/her totality.
Crisis Support is available 24/7 by calling ReSolve Crisis Service at 1.888.796.8226. You can also contact the University police emergency number, 412.396.2677 (COPS).
A variety of support groups and workshops are available on request for topics of current interest, such as time management, stress management, test anxiety, eating disorders, cultural diversity, or specific topics can be requested. Biofeedback sessions are also available.
Interfaith Meditation Room- Closed until further notice
An interfaith meditation room is available for all students, faculty, and staff all faith traditions and meditative practices.
Contact the University Counseling Service Center at 412.396.6204 or continue to browse our website and wellbeing resource page for additional information.
Information in this site is not intended to replace a one-on-one consultation with a licensed mental health worker. If you are a student having problems, we urge you to contact us at 412.396.6204 to schedule an appointment.