CAPS Peer Counseling Program provides Penn State Abington students with access to peer-based confidential support for navigating life transitions, decision-making processes, relationships, and other challenges of life as a student. Peer Counselors are a diverse group of Abington juniors and seniors who are trained in basic helping skills and receive ongoing supervision by CAPS licensed mental health professionals.
Peer Counselors offer Abington students a safe and inclusive space to discuss wide ranging concerns in support of their greater wellbeing and personal growth.
Common concerns discussed with Peer Counselor may include:
- Feelings of anxiety
- Feelings of depression
- College adjustment
- Relationship and communication difficulties (including those with family, friends, romantic partners, roommates, classmates, and others)
- Identity development
- Connection and sense-of-belonging
CAPS Peer Counselor Program is not equipped to provide psychotherapy/clinical counseling for addressing severe or long-term mental health disorders or emergency mental health crises.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening crisis, call 911 or Penn State’s Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400.