PATRICIA B. AND GARY M. HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER

Exterior of the Health Services Building on Villanova's campus.

The Counseling Center is available to help you with personal and emotional concerns.

With a variety of services and resources, the Counseling Center helps students function optimally with regard to emotional, academic, social and psychological issues.

 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

In-person, individual counseling services are available on-campus to all students, graduate and undergraduate. University Counseling Center telehealth appointments with Villanova University counselors may be available on a limited basis with the caveat that clients must be physically located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Pennsylvania law.

You may schedule an appointment in any of three ways:

  • Call 610-519-4050 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Stop by the Counseling Center at our physical location on the Villanova University campus (206 Health Services Building).
  • Submit the above form to receive a call from the Counseling Center to schedule your appointment.

You will be offered an appointment time that works with your class schedule. Appointments are usually available within a week of your request.

 

 

 

 

FALL 2022 DISCUSSION GROUPS

For more information on any of the groups listed below, please call us at 610-519-4050 or stop by the University Counseling Center located in the Health Services Building.


  • Adjustment to College
  • First-Generation Students
  • Graduate Student Support
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Student-Athlete Discussion and Support
  • Substance Use and Recovery

Adjustment to College Group: This weekly group is a space for students to discuss the college experience, explore their emotions, and to offer each other support. The group will support students in building connection with each other and encourage connecting to the larger Villanova community. This group is open to all undergraduate students and will be led by Dr. Natalie Sheridan.

First Generation Student Support Group: Students will be able to share, reflect, and explore their experiences of being the first in their family to attend a 4-year institution. We will also discuss unique opportunities and challenges of navigating new environments, balancing academic courseloads, and building social connections within the campus community. This group will be run by Dr. Tyme Rodriguez.

Graduate Student Support Group: This group is for graduate-level students who want to experience stronger emotional connections with others while also working through personal issues that may be unique to being part of a graduate program at Villanova.

The group will be led by Dr. Luci MacNamara and will meet at the Counseling Center every week, for 1.5 hours. This setting offers a safe, confidential place to discuss issues with other students.

LGBTQIA+ Support Group: Finding your place in the LGBTQIA+ community on campus, while also managing your emotional well-being with the demands of college life can feel overwhelming.  This therapist-led group will provide a confidential, supportive, and affirming environment where LGBTQIA+ students can connect with one another, share their common experiences and challenges, and explore emotions related to their experiences.  This group will be led by Dr.  Victoria Ostroff.

Loss of a Loved One: Grief is a universal emotion, in that we will all experience it at some point in life, but it can be very isolating to lose someone significant in college. This group is for students who have experienced the death of a loved one and are looking for more support around the grieving process. Group will be led by Dr. Candice Post.

Student Athlete Discussion and Support Group: This group is open to all varsity athletes at Villanova and will focus on discussing and supporting one another around commonly occurring issues and concerns related to being a student-athlete. This group will be led by Dr. Rick Neff and will be held on Mondays from 3:30–4:30pm in the University Counseling Center.

Substance Use and Recovery Group: This group is for students who are either interested or active in recovery from substance use. Group will be led by Sean Dinan, LSW, and will meet on Friday afternoons.

 

 

HEALTH TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS

Take advantage of our online library of easily accessible virtual pamphlets on a variety of topics surrounding mental and physical health and well-being, including:

The University Counseling Center is located in Health Services Building Room 206.
The building is located at the main entrance to campus, from Ithan Avenue, across from the Pavilion and the Business School.

ARE YOU
FEELING
ANXIOUS?

NOT FEELING
YOURSELF?

HELP IS
A CALL AWAY.

Contact the Counseling Center at 610-519-4050 to schedule an appointment.

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

 

In an emergency, call Villanova Public Safety at 610-519-4444.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988