Health and Wellness

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Welcome To Juniata!

                                                                                                                                               

This is a very exciting time in your life, and the next few years will bring many changes.  Often times with change comes stress and confusion, and we here at the Counseling Center are here to help students cope with a number of issues in order to ensure a positive and successful college experience.

Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons.  Some people have trouble adjusting to college life, some have relationship or family issues, others have more serious emotional problems, while many simply need the clarity that talking can bring.

All full time students at Juniata are eligible to meet with a counselor up to ten times per year.  If a student’s issues are beyond the Counseling Center’s resources, or if more extensive counseling is needed, students can be referred elsewhere in the community. 

Visits to the Counseling Center are confidential.  We do not share information about you with anyone outside the Health & Wellness center (including professors and administration) without your express written permission.  The only exception to this rule is when there is the risk of imminent physical injury (such as suicide, assault or abuse).  In these instances, we are bound legally and ethically to act to ensure the safety of all individuals, regardless of confidentiality.  We keep our own separate files at the Counseling Center and they do NOT become part of your Juniata academic record. 

Visits to the Counseling Center are by appointment only.  You may make an appointment by e-mailing one or both of the counselors:  Pat Hunter at hunterp@juniata.edu  or Kerry Harper at harperk@juniata.edu.  You can call with any questions or to make an appointment at 814-641-3353.  More information can be found on our website http://www.juniata.edu/services/health/counseling/ .

Remember, these next few years can be some of the best years of your life, but they can also be the most challenging.  Please know that there are many resources available to help you get through the more difficult times.

Pat Hunter, MA, LPC

Kerry Harper, MSW, LCSW