We provide counseling for personal concerns and problems and crisis intervention. Sometimes referrals are made to The Guidance Center, a counseling facility in Bradford. We maintain confidentiality in all contacts.
To schedule an appointment, call Marcia Avey at 362-5272 or stop in the office in Room 226 in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.
In an emergency
- Contact Campus Police at 814-368-3211 from any phone or 10333 from a campus phone
- Call Crisis Intervention at The Guidance Center at 814-362-4623
- Call the Guidance Center Hotline at 1-800-459-6568
- Go to the emergency room of Bradford Regional Medical Center
What is TAO – Therapy Assistance Online?
It may be helpful to think of TAO as a private online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. As you watch videos and engaged with our interactive components, you’ll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals.
You can complete TAO at your own pace, whether that’s just one session a day, or perhaps two whole modules. It’s entirely up to you!
Instructions on how to access TAO Self-Help
Self-Help Group Direct Link: https://thepath.taoconnect.org/local/self_help/signup.php?institution_key=UN5d44797d24be2&enrolment_key=UPBr19-20 ; Enrollment Key for Bradford students accessing Self-Help through the portal: UPBr19-20.
- Click Sign me up (when using the direct link above) or from the portal, click: “Sign Up in Self-Help with an Institution” and the click “Sign Me Up” button
- Fill out the User Information using your Pitt email address (e.g. email@example.com)
- [OPTIONAL] Fill out the Demographic Information
- If you signed in through the portal: Enter your campus’ Enrollment Key
- Read through the Informed Consent and then click the box to agree to the Informed Consent
- Click Save
- Login to your email account and click on the email from TAO
- Use this link to sign in and reset your password
Begin accessing your Pathways (Self-Help Resources). By clicking the available buttons, you will be brought to a portal through which you can access that Treatment/ Pathway’s Content
- Helpful Links
- Active Minds on Campus Peer organization designed to promote awareness of mental health issues among college students
- American Psychological Association
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Go Ask Alice-Information about a variety of health and mental health issues, sponsored by Columbia University
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Ulifeline.org Resource for mental health issues and suicide prevention sponsored by the Jed Foundation
- Virtual Pamphlet collection-Information on numerous topics, with input from a variety of universities
- Screening Tools
Online Screenings -- Confidential and anonymous screenings are available for the following issues:
- Depression and Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
- Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Alcohol Use
- Eating Disorders
Each screening takes approximately five minutes to complete and results may be printed if you would like to take them to a counselor at Pitt-Bradford or elsewhere for further evaluation or treatment.
Click here to begin the screening.