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 Sarah Bender, licensed professional counselor in the Student Affairs Suite.
- Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Friday, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
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 Sarah Bender.
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The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes all students and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity. We are supportive of clients' gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural and religious backgrounds, and abilities. We are committed to helping all students deal with discrimination and identity issues.