Counseling & Assessment

Individual Counseling
Counseling is available to Harcum students free of charge. There is no limit to length or number of sessions per student. Group counseling may also be available. We believe that effective counseling focuses not only on helping students feel better, but also on developing strengths and skills needed for a satisfying and happy life.

Students who require specialized counseling and students who wish to pursue counseling outside of the college are offered referrals to local clinicians (please consult the Harcum Counseling Services Resource Guide). Students who seek private counseling outside of the college will be responsible for the charges.

Business hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and students are encouraged to call the Counseling Services office at 610-526-6045 or email to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and are seen on a time-available basis.

Crisis Services
A counselor is on call after normal business hours to address issues that may arise. If you feel that you are in an emergency situation, call 911 for immediate assistance.

Who Seeks Counseling?
Harcum students come to Counseling Services for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Academic PerformanceWhat You Think
  • Alcohol
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Assertiveness
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Grief
  • Homesickness
  • Personal Crises
  • Relationship Problems
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
Students also come because they are concerned about a friend or family member and would like to know how to be more helpful.