The Counseling Center

As a place for helping students at IUP, the Counseling Center works to be an actively anti-racist institution. We will promote and amplify the voices of those who have been marginalized, and we will use every opportunity to create lasting systemic change. Recent events prove that words are powerful. The Counseling Center will be open to support students in processing their reactions, thoughts, and feelings. We will also advocate for everyone at IUP in our continued efforts to counter hate in all its forms.

The IUP Counseling Center is here to help.

The Counseling Center provides services Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. when classes are in session. Counseling Services are included in your Wellness Fee.

  • The IUP Counseling Center provides a range of mental health services and supports for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania students, including urgent crisis intervention and emergency consultation to students, faculty, staff, and family members.

We offer free, confidential, short-term therapy to students. The sessions provide students with the opportunity to speak freely and discuss private, personal issues.

  • Students seek therapy for a variety of reasons ranging from stress and homesickness to self-exploration.
  • Based on your goals and what you have going on, you will be matched with a counselor based on your needs. Typically, sessions are weekly. 

All of our services are free and confidential, protected by law and ethical standards. Whatever your concerns are, a conversation with a counseling center counselor is a good place to start. Options:

  • Individual therapy
  • Crisis support
  • Referrals

How does it work?

  • Students are typically seen once a week for a 50-minute session, based on individual need. 
  • Duration and frequency of individual counseling are determined by student’s unique needs.

Wondering how to get started? The Counseling Center is available by phone (724-357-2621) or email ( Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. In your email, write, “Hi, I'm interested in scheduling an appointment.”  You will receive a response from the department secretary with scheduling options.

Counseling and Case Management Services 

To schedule an appointment, call 724-357-2621 or email

Immediate support is available through a free online mental health platform called Togetherall.

  • Accessing Togetherall won’t affect your wait for other support, it’s just another option for you to explore as you figure out what works best for you. Signing up is easy—go to and use your IUP email address to register.

Walk-in Hours

Monday–Friday 1:00–3:00 p.m.

This is a time when students can come in without an appointment and see a counselor on a first-come, first-served basis for a 25-minute session. 

  • An opportunity to see a trained clinician in your moment of need
  • Quick access and opportunity for therapeutic conversation
  • Connection to additional services if needed

In case of an emergency, please contact the Indiana County Crisis Hotline at 1-877-333-2470 or the University Police at 724-357-2141, or go to the Indiana Regional Medical Center.


Togetherall is a 24/7 anonymous peer support community that is monitored 24/7 by mental health professionals.

Similar to social media networks, members can post about their experiences on a wall. But, unlike social media, Togetherall is anonymous and monitored 24/7 by mental health professionals to keep the community safe and inclusive.

Sooner or later we all go through tough times. We might seem okay on the outside, but inside we are struggling—and that’s okay. You are not alone. IUP has expanded its student mental health supports to include Togetherall—an anonymous, online peer-to-peer mental health community that’s active 24/7 and free to access. Register with your student email at Togetherall

In case of an emergency: dial 911, go to the Indiana Regional Medical Center, contact University Police at 724-357-2141, or call the Armstrong-Indiana Crisis Hotline at 1-877-333-2470.
Online Mental Health Screenings

Take a free, anonymous screening for anxiety, depression, alcohol use, and eating disorders to determine whether professional consultation would be helpful.

Consultation and Workshops

Information about consultation, diversity, and workshops offered by the Counseling Center.


Information about current groups, crisis and emergency services, outreach and consultation, online help, substance use and abuse, and training

Groups for IUP Students

Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. Find out more about group counseling offered at the Counseling Center.


Follow these links to find out more information about anxiety, stress, mindfulness, and more.