Counseling Services

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     Fran Hall with soft edge  

     120 Francis Hall

     counseling@francis.edu  ~  814-472-3211 

    OFFICE HOURS
    Monday - Friday   ~    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   ~    Evening Hours by Appointment  

     

     About Our Services   

    The Counseling Center offers all full-time SFU students the opportunity to talk privately about personal issues and concerns in a safe, confidential setting. Support and consultation are also available to faculty and staff who have concern about the psychological and emotional well-being of a student.   

    Information students share with counselors is held in strictest confidence, consistent with professional and ethical standards, as well as state and federal laws, and is not included in students’ academic records.  

    All counseling services are free of charge to all full-time SFU students.   

    To make an appointment, students should call the Counseling Center at 814-472-3211 or visit the office at 120 Francis Hall during regular office hours.

  • WHEN TO SEEK COUNSELING

    • Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, tense, or worried
    • Feeling moody, irritable, depressed, or hopeless
    • Trouble coping with the break-up of a romantic relationship
    • Difficulties with friends or roommate(s)
    • Worrying about a family problem
    • Experiencing problems with alcohol or drug use
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Eating disorders
    • Having trouble adjusting to college
    • Worrying about life after graduation
    • Trouble coping with a traumatic event
    • Having thoughts of death or suicide
    • Concerned about a friend with a mental health issue

    Community Resources for Sexual Assault

    • Victim Services of Cambria & Somerset Counties— Victim Services provides confidential, free services for victims of sexual assault and violent crime in Cambria & Somerset Counties. Cambria: 814-277-4961 / Somerset: 814-443-1555
    • PCAR (PA Coalition Against Rape) - PCAR provides quality services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and the significant other. Toll Free Hotline: 1-888-772-7227
    • SFU University Police webpage includes links to emotional support services, offers legal information, and provides steps for helping a friend in need. 
        

    Resources for Anxiety

    • Anxiety Disorders Association of America - Anxiety disorders are real, serious, and treatable. This site can assist with understanding anxiety, finding help, and living with anxiety.
    • Looking for help with relaxation or having trouble sleeping? Go to Sleep Scripts for words you can print out and read to yourself to help with focusing. This site also has some free guided imagery to help with relaxation.

     Resources for Mental Health

    • Ulifeline - Learn more about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend is struggling with mental health issues.
    • Half of Us - Here at Half of US.com, you can find help, feel better, check yourself and help a friend. This site is helpful for those who want to take control of their mental health.

    Resources for Suicide Prevention

     Resources for Grief        


     

     Meet Our Staff

        David Wilson                BB      Susan Obarsky

    David P. Wilson,

    M.A., C.A.A.D.C., L.P.C.
    Director 

     Barbara A. Barto, B.A.
    Admin. Assistant,

     

    Susan M. Obarsky,
    M.A., B.C.P.C., M.S.W., L.S.W.
    Counselor

     


     

     

     


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    MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
    If you or someone you know is in a CRISIS situation…


      CAMPUS EMERGENCIES.           Call Campus Police at          814-472-3360

     

    OFF CAMPUS EMERGENCIES. CALL 911  to access local police responders.


    Cambria County Crisis:

    1-877-268-9463

     

    You Matter