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

All services are free of charge to current students.

To get started:

  • Appointments may be scheduled by phoning the Counseling Center.
  • Call 610-519-4050 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • You will be offered an appointment time that works with your class schedule.
  • Appointments are usually available within a week of your request.

 

 

Fall 2021 Discussion Groups

  • Graduate Student Support
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • First-Year Adjustment
  • Healing Together
  • Sobriety Support
Please call the UCC at 610-519-4050 to register.

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, a Counseling Center counselor, 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.

If interested or for more information, please call us at 610-519-4050 or stop by the Counseling Center. You may also contact Dr. MacNamara via email at lmacnama@villanova.edu. Group meets on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

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. The group is a safe and confidential space for students to come together and support one another on a weekly basis. 

This group will be led by Dr. Candice Post. Please call us at 610-519-4050 or stop by the Counseling Center if you are interested in participating.  You may also contact Dr. Post via email at candice.post@villanova.edu. Group time is TBD.

This therapist-led group is a space for first-year students to discuss the college transition and to offer each other support. The group will support first-year students in building connections with each other and encourage connecting to the larger Villanova community. The group will also provide a space for students to explore their emotions and experiences around the beginning of college.

This group will be led by Dr. Natalie Sheridan and will occur on a weekly basis. If interested or for more information, please call or stop by the Counseling Center. You may also contact Dr. Sheridan via email at natalie.sheridan@villanova.edu. Group time is TBD.

This group will support students who have been directly impacted by sexual assault and sexual violence. The group will provide a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for students to discuss the impact of sexual assault(s) on their lives and provide space for students to offer each other support.

This group will be led by Dr. Natalie Sheridan, a Counseling Center counselor, and will meet at the Counseling Center every week for 1 hour.  If interested or for more information, please call 610-519-4050 or stop by the Counseling Center. You may also contact Dr. Sheridan via email at natalie.sheridan@villanova.edu. Group time is TBD.

The University Counseling Center is offering students who are struggling with an addiction a chance to reach out for support and connect with one another. We understand that maintaining recovery from addiction can be trying and difficult. The group will be a weekly discussion in which members will discuss issues related to understanding their addiction, identifying what coping skills have helped them maintain their recovery, and balancing their well-being with their life at school.

If you are interested in this group, please, don't hesitate to reach out for support. Dr. Tedd Riccio will be leading this group. Contact the Counseling Center (610-519-4050) for more information or Dr. Riccio via email at Edmund.riccio@villanova.edu. Group time is TBD.

 

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: 1-800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)