Cal U Counseling Center and Covid-19


Al Shep

Coronavirus anxiety: coping with stress, fear, and worry.

Cal Times

The Cal U Counseling Center therapists are offering distance counseling for ongoing clients who are currently living in Pennsylvania (or whose state allows out-of-state practitioners).  For other students, the therapists are offering brief consultations to help locate other resources.  Students can call 724-938-4056 to leave a message, or email the therapists:  [email protected]; [email protected]; or [email protected].  In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 or your county’s emergency number.   For more information, visit

If you need support in the moment, we encourage you to call your county’s crisis line or 911. A complete list of county crisis lines is located in the link below.

Additional crisis supports include:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741

A trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond quickly. This service is not sponsored nor supported by the University; this is a free nationwide crisis text line for anyone to use. For additional information see 1-877.565.8860

If you or a loved one is feeling distress related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the following resources might be of use:

Coping and Staying Emotionally Well During the Covid-19 School Closures:

Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety:

Calming Fears about Coronavirus:

The American Psychological Association (APA) released a guide to viewing coronavirus coverage:

APA also released a podcast about managing anxiety about coronavirus:

Please take care. We look forward to seeing you in the future.