Students encounter a great deal of stress during their University years (i.e., academic, social, family, work, financial). While most students cope with it successfully, others can become overwhelmed by the pressures. To help students manage the demands of University life, we provide individual psychological and personal counseling services. Our licensed counselor can assist students in overcoming personal, academic, and/or crisis situations that could negatively impact their progress and success at Penn State New Kensington.
- Individual Therapy
- Crisis Intervention
- Stress Management
- Supportive Services
During the academic year (fall and spring semesters), students in need of counseling services, and those with regularly scheduled counseling meetings, can make arrangements for virtual appointments or discussions by reaching out to Kendra Kitko at 724-334-6744 or [email protected].
Learn more about Kendra and Counseling Services at the campus by watching this video overview.
During the summer months, contact Theresa Bonk, Director of Student Affairs, at [email protected].
Crisis Intervention (Early Alert)
Employees are encouraged to be proactive in assisting students and share a concern about a student's academic progress, wellness or safety by submitting an Early Alert.
Crisis and Counseling Resource Hotlines
Crisis and Counseling Resource Hotlines:
- Call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 1(877) 229-6400
- Text the 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text "LIONS" to 741741
- Students with medical insurance are reminded that contacts for mental health resources can typically be found on the reverse side of the health insurance card.
Additional Mental Health Resources:
For free interactive self-help therapy, students can access the Penn State Well Track portal at: https://psu.welltrack.com/.
Penn State Sexual Assault Services
For more information about how to assist victims of relationship, domestic, and sexual violence, visit the Penn State Sexual Assault Services website.