These are some frequently asked questions about Counseling at ESU. For more information contact (570) 422-3277.
When is the Counseling Center Open?
Counseling and Psychological Services is open from 8am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday. We take the first appointment of the day at 9 am. The last appointment begins at 3pm. Appointments generally last 50 minutes. We may be able to accommodate appointments before or after normal business hours in special situations.
- How long will my appointment last?
We schedule your appointment on the hour to last about 50 minutes. This allows ten minutes in between clients for our counselors and allows you to get to class on time.
- Who is eligible for counseling services?
All East Stroudsburg University students are eligible for services at CAPS. To be considered an ESU student you must presently be enrolled in at least one course.
Can I choose my counselor?
You may choose your counselor. You may also request to see a male or female counselor. We want all of our clients to feel comfortable and happy here at CAPS. Keep in mind that special requests may result in increased wait time for a first appointment.
- May I switch counselors?
If you do not feel comfortable with your current counselor, you may switch. We do ask that you let your current counselor know that you will be switching, if you are comfortable enough to do so. This way your current counselor knows that you are still receiving services but with a different counselor. All of our counselors understand the importance of a good fit between the student and counselor.
- Do the counselors specialize in any one area?
All of the counselors are able to help you in all areas of mental health.
- Is there a psychiatrist that can prescribe medication?No, there is not a psychiatrist on staff at CAPS that can prescribe medication. If the need for medication arises, your counselor will assist you in making an appointment referral.