The Neumann University Counseling Center for Wellness mission is to promote students' well-being within a safe and confidential environment through a range of supportive services.
If you are a student in crisis during a time when Counseling Services is closed, please call Campus Safety at ext. 5555 if on campus; if off campus, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. The closest hospitals are:
Riddle Memorial Hospital
1068 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
Crozier Chester Medical Center
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013
The following 24/7 resources are also available:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line (24/7) Free Crisis Support: 741741
Women Against Abuse 24-Hour Hotline: (domestic violence): 215-386-1280
National Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
24-Hour Hotline: 215-985-3333
In accordance with legal and ethical standards for psychologists, all counseling sessions with students over 18 years of age are confidential. Counselors cannot disclose whether a student is receiving counseling services or make any disclosures about the content of sessions without the written consent of the student receiving services.
State and federal law states that there are exceptions to confidentiality, as follows:
1) Imminent danger of serious harm to self
2) Imminent danger of serious harm to others
3) In cases involving physical and/or sexual abuse of children or endangered adults
4) If requested by subpoena or mandated court order
If you have any additional questions or concerns about confidentiality please talk with a counselor or call the Wellness Center (610-358-4263).
Counseling services at Neumann University are free to all undergraduate Neumann students and confidential within the confines of the law. Students initially meet with a counselor for an intake assessment to discuss their presenting concerns and to determine the type of services which will best meet their needs.
Services for the Neumann Community
In addition to personal counseling, The Center offers a variety of other services to the Neumann Community. The staff is available to faculty and staff for consultation services to discuss issues as they pertain to students. Additionally, the CCW offers appointments with a Nurse Practitioner, who specializes in psychiatric medications, and the campus dietician, who offers nutrition counseling. Students must be referred to these services by their counselor.
Group Counseling (currently offered groups):
Therapy groups provide an opportunity for small groups of students to meet under the guidance of a counselor. The group works to facilitate personal growth by encouraging understanding of self and others. Group participants are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all group members.
Check the KnightLife App for specific times and dates.
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression (offered monthly)
UKnight: Grief Support Group (offered weekly)
Our Counseling Center for Wellness staff is comprised of board-certified master-level providers and master-level interns that practice as generalists, which allows us to work with a wide variety of needs. We provide positive and supportive treatment that is designed to focus on the student's overall wellness.
Georgette Hall-Peterson, Director, ext. 4540
Elizabeth Barr, Counselor, ext. 4541
Mary Beth Davis, Counselor, ext. 4264
Jeannette Jefferson, Intern, ext. 4265
To make an appointment, please visit the center at 603B Convent Road during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Once you arrive you will be greeted and asked to complete an intake form with some general background information. We will make every effort to schedule a convenient appointment for you with a campus counselor within 24 hours of you completing an intake form.
For general questions, please feel free to contact the Counseling Center for Wellness by calling 610-358-4263 or stopping in for a visit.