Chatham University

Counseling Services

Greetings from the Director of Counseling Services

Elsa Arce

Elsa Arce, Ph.D.
Director for Counseling Services
arce@chatham.edu
412-365-1282

Mission Statement

Our mission at Counseling Services is to provide Chatham University students with professional treatment in a secure and private manner that will promote healthy change in their overall development.

 

Counseling Services

Counseling Services is committed to aid your personal growth and development in order to help you gain the maximum benefit from your educational experience. We provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to work through issues that many students face. The most common issues that students come to the Counseling Services for include: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, academic concerns, and relationship issues. If you are a full-time registered student, there is no charge for our services. Free evaluations and external referrals are offered to part-time regular undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is always to help and to guide you towards clarity, authentic happiness and maximum success in your educational journey.

To schedule an appointment please call (412) 365-1282. Fall and spring term office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Facts about Counseling Services:

 

Meet the Staff

Graduate Intern Counselors for 2012/2013:

 

Hotlines & Resources

Crisis Services

Re:solve Crisis Network
888-7-YOU-CAN
888-796-8226
www.upmc.com/resolvecrisis

Drugs and Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
(212)870-3400
www.aa.org

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
1-888-425-2666
www.Al-Anon-Alateen.org

National Drug Information Treatment & Referral Hotline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
1-888-554-2627
www.health.org/nacoa

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.ndvh.org

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
(412) 687-8005
www.wcspittsburgh.org

Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-442-4673
www.cra-us.org

Eating Disorders

Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.
(412) 765-3004
www.oa.org

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous (CEA)
(724) 942-5132
www.ceahow.org

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
1-800-931-2237
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Grief

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
1-877-969-0010
www.thecompassionatefriends.org

The Good Grief Center
1-888-GRIEF88 or (412) 461-1776
www.goodgriefcenter.com

Rape

Nationwide RAINN
1-800-656-4673
www.rainn.org

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
www.paar.net

National Rape Crisis Hotline
1-866-END-RAPE (363-7273)

Suicide

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
www.hopeline.com

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.nationalsuicidepreventionlifeline.org

Support Blogs

hiv/aidstribe
www.hivaidstribe.com

anxietytribe
www.anxietytribe.com

ocdtribe
www.ocdtribe.com

addictiontribe
www.addictiontribe.com

www.halfofus.com

www.apahelpcenter.org

www.campusblues.com

www.alcoholscreening.org

Veterans

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Services, Health and Well-Being, Mental Health
www.mentalhealth.va.gov

Veterans Crisis Line
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
800-273-8255
www.veteranscrisisline.net

VA Pittsburgh Medical Centers
www.pittsburgh.va.gov

Real Warriors
866-966-1020
www.realwarriors.net

 

Types of Mental Health Professionals

 

Choosing a Mental Health Professional

When choosing a mental health professional in the community, you might experience to be a challenging task.  Here are some questions you can ask yourself about a professional to determine if that individual is the right one for you:


Are You Satisfied With Your Treatment?

When in counseling it is important that for you to be satisfied with the treatment you are receiving.  It may be difficult for you to determine if you are satisfied with the level of care you are getting if you are new to counseling.  To help you to objectively evaluate your treatment ask yourself the following questions:

I am not satisfied with my treatment, what can I do?