The center offers personal counseling to help students identify, clarify, and resolve important issues. These may include issues such as anxiety, depression, body image, disordered eating, selfesteem, communication skills, relationship concerns, trauma recovery, and substance abuse.
A psychiatrist is available to provide consultation to Marywood Students through the C/SDC. This service can include an evaluation for medication as part of treatment. The C/SDC staff members work closely with the psychiatrist to coordinate care for each student.
In the event of an emergency, students may walk-in and meet with a therapist during regular business hours. In the event of a psychological crisis after hours and on weekends, the clinical staff can be reached for phone consultation and support. Students may call the center at 348-6245 to obtain the on-call phone number. This service is not available during the summer, between the fall and spring semesters, or during fall, spring and Easter breaks.
The C/SDC offer several groups each semester designed to provide support and to enhance personal growth and development. Groups that have been offered at the center include assertiveness training, body peace/mindful eating, self-esteem enhancement, and stress management.
C/SDC staff members are available to present workshops and classroom presentations on a wide variety of topics related to college success. Campus wide programs sponsored by the C/SDC include depression and alcohol screenings, a sexual assault awareness program, a mental health awareness program, and a wellness fair.
The Counseling Center staff is bound by ethical and legal guidelines to protect your rights to confidentiality. No information, written or oral, is released to other persons without your consent. The only exceptions to these guidelines are governed by law.
Peers on Wellness (POW!) is a student organization that is advised by the C/SDC staff and that offers a variety of wellness presentations to the Marywood community. Becoming a member of POW! provides opportunities for student growth in the areas of leadership, public speaking, program development, and network-building.