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Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services

Counseling Services is located on the ground floor of Gardiner Hall and is accessed through the Health Center. We are staffed by four full-time licensed clinical social workers from 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Appointments can be scheduled by completing an online request form through RamPulse. Once the request form is submitted, it will go directly to the Counseling Services director who will assign the student to a counseling team member. The assigned counselor will reach out to the student within two business days, to schedule an intake appointment.  

For mental health emergencies (imminent risk of harm to self or others), please call 911.  

For immediate, non-emergency mental health support outside of business hours, please call or text 988, or one of the hotlines below: 


Available Counseling Services:

Click here for Initial Appointment forms 

Click Here for Group Counseling Opportunities

Our Purpose

Free confidential counseling is available on campus to all students. We focus primarily on short-term counseling. Referrals to outside agencies for more extensive or comprehensive services are also available; however, Shepherd University will not assume the cost for these outside services.

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911, or 9-911 from a campus phone. Always notify your resident assistant of an emergency if you live on campus.