Patricia B. and Gary M. Holloway
University Counseling Center

Health Center

The Counseling Center is open and available to help you with personal and emotional concerns. Appointments can be scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays with our staff working remotely. We are offering support and consultation by telehealth video and phone appointments. 

Services are available to all Villanova students, including incoming freshman and parents of incoming freshman. 

To get started:

  • Call 610-519-4050 and leave a message on our confidential voicemail with your name, phone number and request for an appointment.   
  • We will return your call the same day or the next business day.
  • We will talk with you by phone to understand your needs.
  • Faculty and staff may consult with the Counseling Center by leaving a voicemail at 610-519-4050.

Racism and Mental Health Statement

The University Counseling Center joins the rest of the Villanova community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the racial tragedies that have occurred across our nation. These tragedies reflect a longstanding history of injustice that we are dedicated to addressing. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African American community. In the aftermath of experiencing, hearing about, or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of distressing feelings such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. The University Counseling Center provides care for all our students, including those who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office (610-519-4050) if you would like to schedule an appointment to receive support and coping strategies. Joan Whitney, Ph.D., Executive Director

COVID-19 Resources

These are very challenging times for us all. The University Counseling Center is here to help. For more information, please contact us.

Many students make use of individual counseling, whereby they can discuss personal issues in a private setting that assures more

How to Get Help

Free, confidential help is available by stopping by:
Counseling Center
Room 206
Health Services Bldg.
or by calling


Online Resource for College Mental Health from the JED Foundation


Come join our Student Discussion Meetings, a place to talk, listen to and support each other.

This semester's topics include:

Building Resilience and Connection
• First-Year Adjustment
• Loss of a Loved One

Meeting time will be determined based on the schedules of interested students and take place at the University Counseling Center, where privacy is provided.

If interested in participating please call 610-519-4050 to schedule a time to meet with the meeting facilitator.


The Holloway Lecture

The Lecture Series is provided through the generosity of the Patricia B. and Gary M. Holloway Endowment.

Please join the University Counseling Center for the Holloway Lecture Series, coming this winter. To see our past lectures and speakers, please click here.