Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling

Students typically encounter a great deal of stress during their university years (i.e. academic, social, family, work, financial). While most students cope successfully with the demands of university life, for some the pressures can become overwhelming and unmanageable. Students feel alone, isolated, helpless, and even hopeless.

Counseling support exists for Penn State York students who are experiencing difficulty. Student Affairs and the Advising and Career Development are staffed with professional staff members who have master's degrees in counseling and counseling-related fields. Students wishing to access the Counseling Center can contact Dr. Stephanie Binter, licensed psychologist in the Student Affairs Suite.

Office hours (During fall and spring semesters)

  • Monday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Other hours available by appointment

Counseling services provided are free, confidential, and in accordance with the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics. Information will be released ONLY with a student’s written permission or if a student’s condition indicates clear and imminent danger to him/herself or to others. The decision of the degree of danger is up to the counselor's professional judgment.

For more information, or to access counseling services, contact Dr. Binter at 717-771-4088 or by email at sab61@psu.edu.

Ethics Information

Local Counseling Agencies

York Hospital - Wellspan Behavioral Health

717-851-5322

Wellspan Behavioral Health - Crisis Intervention

717-851-5320
(Emergency Assessment/24 hr crisis counseling)
York Hospital Emergency Room - 1001 South George Street, York, PA 17405

Memorial Hospital - Behavioral Health Unit

717-843-8623
325 South Belmont Street York, PA 17405

Wellspan Behavioral Health - Delphic Mental Health

717-848-3615
600 S. George St., York, PA 17403

Wellspan Behavioral Health - EAP

717-851-6340
3550 Concord Road, York, PA 17405

Child and Family Counseling Center

717-755-1033
77 Shoe House Road York, PA 17406

Pressley Ridge

717-845-6624
1 Market Way West, York, Pa. 17401

Catholic Charities

717-845-2696
253 East Market Street York, PA

Crossroads Counseling and Educational Services

717-235-0199
Locations in Hanover, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, McConnelsburg and York

Susquehanna Counseling Association

717-849-5744
2300 E. Market St., York, PA. 17403

Psychological Associates of PA

717-755-0921
2870 Carol Rd., York, PA. 17402

Yorktowne Psychological Services

717-843-4357
220 E. King Street York, PA 17403

Rost and Associates

717-843-6561
807 S. George St., York, PA 17403

Elm Center

717-757-1111
2550 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402

Pennsylvania Counseling Associates

717-840-0984
Two locations in York

Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health

717-600-0900
2351 Freedom Way, York, PA 17402

Laurel Life

717-845-7652
1681 Kenneth Road, York, PA 17404

Victims of Voilence

Victim Assistance Center

717-854-3131
P.O. Box 30, York, PA 17405
Non Profit, No fee

ACCESS-York

717-846-5400
P.O. Box 743, York, PA 17405
Non Profit

Hotlines

FIRST (Information and Referral Line)

717-755-1000
159 E. Market Street, York, PA 17401

Information, referrals, and support on just about everything: ex. Abuse, Adoption, Aging, Bilingual, Clothing, Counseling, CPR/First Aid, Day Care, Hearing/Vision Impairment, Death, Employment, Learning Disabilities, Medical Referrals, Nutrition, Parenting, Rape, STDs, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Transportation, Tutoring, Veterans, and much more...

The Health Connection

717-843-0747

Eating Disorders

Rost and Associates

717-843-6561
807 S. George St., York, PA 17403

The Partnership for Behavioral Health

717-390-0353
1862 Charter Lane
P.O. Box 10697
Lancaster, PA 17601

Drug and Alcohol

Wellspan Behavioral Health - York Hospital Outpatient-Edgar Square

717-851-6340
3550 Concord Road, York, PA 17405

Yorktowne Psychological Services

717-843-4357

Susquehanna Counseling

717-849-5744

AL-ANON

Non Profit
717-792-6620

Narcotics Anonymous

Non Profit
717-848-9988

Alcoholics Anonymous

Non Profit (24 hours)
717-854-4617

New Insights

717-845-2079
707 Loucks Road

Pregnancy

Planned Parenthood of Central PA

717-845-9681
728 South Beaver Street, York, PA 17403

Pregnancy & Family Resource Center

717-854-6285
1049 N. Hartley Street, York, PA 17403

Testing and STDs

Family First Health

717-845-8617
116 South George Street, York, PA 17401

Family Service of York County

717-845-6624
One Marketway West, York, PA 17401
(HIV/AIDS support to individuals & their families)
(free service)