Meditation room at Duquesne University

University Counseling Services (636 Fisher Hall)

Counseling Services

Statement of Solidarity With Those Affected by Gun Violence

Including homicides and suicides, guns overtook car crashes as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States in 2020, and in the first 21 weeks of 2022, we have already had 199 mass shootings. Recent shootings in Buffalo, NY and yesterday in Uvalde, TX-where an 18 year-old man shot and killed 21 people, including 19 students-add to this appalling trend.

The Center for Student Wellbeing stands in solidarity with our communities that have been affected by gun violence; with the victims, survivors, and families who have to live with such tragedy and loss. We mourn with them and also want to help and support those affected, even if indirectly, by these recent tragedies. To that end, Counseling Services is available to provide support for any student, faculty, or staff member who is suffering. Please do not hesitate to reach out for help and to keep your friends and loved ones in mind as well.


Counseling services offers free confidential personal psychotherapy to all currently enrolled Duquesne students. Confidential short-term personal psychotherapy is provided for a variety of reasons, such as difficulty adjusting to college life, personal and/or emotional distress, homesickness, test anxiety, sleep disturbances, etc. Students in need of more frequent, long-term psychotherapy will work with our case manager to find resources that will meet his/her needs.

Counseling services establishes itself on a philosophy of life that is congruent with the University Mission. We view the student in terms of his/her striving for contentment, happiness, and flourishing. Our goal is to provide services and resources that will enable the student to live a meaningful life based on a mind/body/spirit approach to wellbeing, an approach that honors the fundamental dignity of the human person by valuing him/her in his/her totality.

Crisis Support

Crisis Support is available 24/7 by calling ReSolve Crisis Service at 1.888.796.8226. You can also contact the University police emergency number, 412.396.2677 (COPS).

Therapy groups and workshops

A variety of support groups and workshops are available on request for topics of current interest, such as time management, stress management, test anxiety, eating disorders, cultural diversity, or specific topics can be requested. Biofeedback sessions are also available.

Interfaith Meditation Room 

An interfaith meditation room is available for all students, faculty, and staff all faith traditions and meditative practices.

Contact the University Counseling Service Center at 412.396.6204 or continue to browse our website and wellbeing resources page for additional information.

Information in this site is not intended to replace a one-on-one consultation with a licensed mental health worker.  If you are a student having problems, we urge you to contact us at 412.396.6204 to schedule an appointment.