Counseling Resources

The content provided here is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, nor should it replace the consultation of a trained medical or mental health professional.

Below you will find mental health resources, including therapeutic mobile apps, drug and alcohol support, and resources for coping with COVID-19, discrimination, hate, and violence. Please note that outside links are not under our control, and we cannot guarantee the content contained on them.


After-hours Counseling 

To speak with a counselor when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, call: 610-526-7778 

Urgent Clinical Care/Crisis Resources

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis on-campus, urgent care is available 24 hours a day. Contact Campus Safety (610-526-7911) for transportation to Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Room. Remember that in a true emergency situation, you should seek treatment at the hospital emergency room. Finances can be worked out later, if necessary.

Online Therapy

  • Healthiest You: If you have not opted out of the BMC insurance (UnitedHealthcare) you can login to the UHCSR portal (firststudent.com) to access free online counseling services through Healthiest You or view these step by step instructions on how to get started. Note: When you sign up for Healthiest You, make sure you choose to sign up using your insurance UnitedHealthcare ID # so that your sessions are 100% covered! Even if you do not have the school insurance, telehealth services are available for a fee — go to firststudent.com for more information.
  • 7 Cups of Tea: 24/7 emotional support chat, online therapy options, and more.
  • Ayana Therapy: Online therapy for marginalized communities. $60 per session. 
  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective: country-wide collection of therapists who offer therapy for $30-$60.00

General Mental Health Resources

Active Minds

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. It is a rapidly growing network of thousands of college students dedicated to create campuses where students feel encouraged to speak openly about mental health and seek help.

LGBTQ Youth Resources in Philly 

The link above will lead you to several LGBTQ organizations in Philadelphia.

    The Jed Foundation

    JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Their website also includes other resources relevant for college students.

    Our Bodies Ourselves

    Our Bodies Ourselves is a global feminist organization that distills and disseminates health information so that the individuals and communities we reach can make informed decisions about health, reproduction, and sexuality. 

    The Steve Fund

    The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.     

    Additional resources for students of color: 

    Renfrew Center 

    The Renfrew Center of Radnor specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.

    COVID-19 Update: Renfrew Center now has virtual locations throughout the entire country. Check out this link to find a location near you.

    Substance Use Resources

    COVID-19 Resources

    • Ten Percent Happier's Coronavirus Sanity Guide: In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos.
    • Covid Grief Network: Free online one-on-one and group support for young adults (ages 20-40) who have lost someone to Covid-19.

    Resources for coping with discrimination, hate, and violence

    There is an ongoing need for support in managing the effects of hate, discrimination, and traumatic events. Below you will find some resources which may be helpful in processing your thoughts and emotions.

    Mobile Apps

    Below you will find a selection of mobile apps for your portable devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, tablets, etc.). These are free apps that you can use to supplement your work in therapy, or if you are not a client and are just looking for something to help you manage your academic and personal lives. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it is a sampling of using technology to assist with improving your physical and mental health.

     

    Android Market

    Apple/iTunes

    Music and Sounds

     

    Meditation,
    Breathing
    and Yoga

     

    Smoking
    Cessation

     

    Alcohol and Drug Dependence

     

     Other

     

     

    Why See a Counselor?

    Counseling isn't only for mental health conditions. Common concerns of students who visit the Health and Wellness Center for counseling include:

    • Procrastination and study skills
    • Body image 
    • Self-esteem
    • Loneliness/disconnection
    • Disillusionment
    • Anxiety and/or depression
    • Intimate relationships, including abuse
    • Trouble with interpersonal relationships or roommate issues
    • Family issues
    • Eating concerns
    • Anger
    • Sexual orientation
    • Gender identity
    • Cultural or ethnic concerns
    • Substance use concerns