Home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Counseling Services

Kanbar Campus Center 323


Fax: 215.951.2644

Email: CounselingServices@philau.edu


Monday - Friday (by appointment), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DROP-IN HOUR ~ 1 p.m. - 2 p.m weekdays.

The college years are times of change. Counseling Services offers comprehensive services to assist students in their personal development and offers support with some of the tougher challenges students may face during their years at the University.

Personal Concerns

Counseling is available to students at no charge. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) students choose counseling for a variety of reasons, including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, family worries, concerns about sexual issues or the need to develop a greater understanding of themselves. Caring, experienced, licensed professionals, who understand the special needs of college students, provide counseling under a short-term model. Counseling Services has the assistance of a psychiatrist who may be consulted if a student decides after discussion with a counselor to consider medication. In order to use the services of the psychiatrist, the student must also meet with one of the counselors in Counseling Services on a regular basis.

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counseling

Students who have concerns about their own use of alcohol and/or other drugs or concerns for a family member or friend are encouraged to speak with a member of the Counseling Services staff.  Counselors can assist students in making responsible decisions regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs.


Counseling Services staff maintains strict professional standards of privacy and confidentiality. Information will be released only with the student's written consent. Confidence may be broken only in the case of clear and imminent danger to the student or others.