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1810 Liacouras Walk (5th floor)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Telephone: (215) 204-7276


Hours for Main Campus:


Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30AM to 5:00PM


Walk-In Clinic

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

10:00AM to 1:30PM

Wed 9:00AM to 12:00PM


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(215) 204-7276

 

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Welcome to Tuttleman Counseling Services

If you are a student of Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services offers support for your mental health needs.  A listing of many of the issues that students come for help with can be found by looking at the self-help link on this page. The self-help page is also an informational resource for you to begin to learn more about a variety of mental health topics. educational or vocational concerns.  Assistance is confidential and free of charge.  We provide an atmosphere that is informal and professional, where you can feel safe and comfortable seeking help.

 

MEET OUR STAFF

 

The Decision to Seek Counseling and What to Expect

Many college students seek professional help when the stresses of academic life exceed their ability to cope, and the help of family, friends, or partners isn’t available, or isn’t enough.  When you arrive for counseling the goal of the center is to determine what services are needed to be helpful.  This involves collaborating with you on setting goals and discussing how long treatment might take.  The counseling center provides a full range of mental health services including initial assessment, individual, group, and couples counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, assistance with referrals on and off campus when needed, educational outreach, and consultation on mental health issues.  Counselors have some flexibility in determining how many sessions may be needed to help you.  As a general guideline, the average number of sessions that Temple students have each year is about six, and this includes the initial contact at the walk in clinic and all subsequent visits.  Some students feel greatly helped after just one or two visits, while others may be dealing with situations or conditions that require a longer commitment on the part of the center’s professional staff.  Both short- and long-term treatment are offered and each counselor, after an assessment of your needs, will decide what is possible to offer you in terms of the number and the frequency of visits.  This enables counselors to be thoughtful and efficient in the use of their time.  For your part, it is greatly appreciated if you too are mindful of the time commitment when using counseling services.  If you must miss a scheduled appointment due to illness or some other reason, please contact your counselor or call the front desk, (215) 204-7276, as soon as you know you will not be able to come in.

At the initial visit you will come to the center’s walk-in-clinic on the 5th floor of 1810 Liacouras Walk.  The walk in clinic is designed to provide daily access, from Monday through Friday, to start the counseling process.  The hours of the walk-in-clinic are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 1:30pm, and Wednesday from 9am to 12pm.  It is best to plan to spend an hour to an hour and a half at the center during which time you will register on a dedicated computer in a room next to the waiting area (this takes about 20 minutes), and then you will speak to a counselor (this interview takes about 30 minutes).  There may be a wait for the registration computer or to see the Walk-In Clinic counselor depending on how many other students come in that day.  This is normal in a large counseling center at a large university throughout the fall and spring semesters.  Rest assured that you will be seen as soon as possible.  At that first meeting, the walk in clinic counselor will assign you to the counselor who will provide treatment, and will work with you to schedule the date and time of an intake appointment with your assigned counselor.  You may also be scheduled to meet with one of our psychiatrists if medication may be needed.  Meeting with a psychiatrist can only occur after registering and meeting with one of our walk in clinic counselors.  In addition, sometimes a referral is given to an on-campus resource or to a higher level of care outside the university.  In these cases, your counselor will discuss with you the need for the referral and will help to make the referral successful.  If you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to ask any of the staff for clarification.  We look forward to working with you.

 

Our Services

Psychology Services

Licensed psychologists, social workers, and counselors can provide you with individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as consultation, education and referral to other resources on campus or nearby. Some common issues that are addressed, individually or in groups, include: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, eating disorders, loss and grief, procrastination; shyness, self-esteem, family problems, sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, racism, sexism, academic performance, and career decisions.

 

Psychiatric Services

Mental health needs are also cared for by Psychiatric Services, which provides psychiatric evaluations, medication consultations, and short-term individual psychotherapy. Students are seen by appointment except in emergencies when immediate care is needed.

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Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) UNIT

The CASA unit is comprised of specialized counselors who provide comprehensive services to students focusing on alcohol/substance use issues and other addictive behaviors (e.g., pornography/sexual addictions, internet addictions, and gambling addictions).  Services include the following: individual counseling, group counseling, referral coordination, and individual psychoeducational sessions (i.e., Track 3 sessions) for students referred by University disciplinary bodies.

CASA-related therapy and support groups are offered each semester and with consideration of student interest and need.  Past groups have included an alcohol/substance use risk reduction group and an ACOA group.  For a list of our current group offerings, please go to http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/counseling/group.html

Referral coordination and follow-up services are provided to individuals in need of treatment that is beyond the scope of what is available at TCS.  Potential referrals may include those to other departments within the University, outside agencies/organizations, and support groups that meet off campus (e.g., AA, NA, ACOA, OA, and GA).

TCS staff adopts what is called a “harm-reduction” approach to treatment.  We work to help students create their own goals for treatment, to gain a better understanding of their alcohol/substance use and/or other addictive behaviors, to identify the impact of these concerns on their lives, and ultimately to reduce risk or potential harm related to their alcohol/substance use and/or other addictive behaviors.  An individual’s goals for treatment can range anywhere from reducing one’s substance use or behaviors of concern to abstinence.  If you have concerns about your alcohol/substance use or other addictive behaviors (or if you are concerned about a family member or friend), we are here to help.  Additional information is available through the Self-Help section of this website.

 

Sexual Assault Counseling and education (SACE) UNIT

The SACE program offers crisis intervention, case management, counseling, and advocacy work for Temple students who have experienced sexual assault, partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and/or stalking.  Our mission is to link students to additional resources for ongoing support and assist in establishing a sense of safety for those who are survivors of violence, to provide a space for them to find their voice, tell their story and feel heard, and to restore their connection to themselves and their community.

If you have experienced or have concerns about sexual violence, partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and/or stalking, please visit the Walk-In Clinic at TCS to request services from the SACE unit.

TCS offers a support group for survivors of sexual violence.  For additional information, please review TCS’ support group information.

For additional information and education about sexual violence, please contact the Wellness Resource Center: http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/heart/

For additional information regarding Temple University's policy and procedures related to sexual violence, please visit: http://policies.temple.edu/PDF/296.pdf