University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Counseling Services

Pitt-Johnstown's counseling services are available to help students make their academic and personal experiences as successful as possible.

The counseling staff strives to promote mental health through direct counseling services and educational programs. The staff values every student's right to privacy and is compliant with the mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). 

Services offered include:

Individual Counseling. Students can meet with a counselor face-to-face to discuss any personal concerns or issues that they are experiencing. The goal is to help students learn to cope with their problems so they can focus on their academics and function more effectively in their personal lives.

Referrals. If a student requires additional services we will make referrals and help him/her to connect with community agencies.

Crisis Intervention. In the event of after-hours mental-health emergencies, campus police are first responders. They coordinate resolution of the emergency with counseling staff.

The goal of counseling is to help you work through any personal problems that may occur during the course of your college life. The counseling staff is very experienced and prepared to help you work through issues in a non-judgmental and comfortable setting. If you are experiencing any of the following problems, then please talk with one of our counselors:

  • Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Adjusting to college
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Grieving / loss
  • Roommate issues
  • Anger
  • Homesickness
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Sexual assault
  • Career decisions
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Stress
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts

Counselors understand how difficult it can be to ask for help, but that you may find it easier to work through your problems with someone who is outside of the situation. We provide a safe and confidential environment.

Please schedule an appointment if you are concerned with some aspect of your life, or you are concerned about a friend, and we will make every effort to ensure that your visit with us is a positive experience. There are three ways to make an appointment with our counselors:

  • Call 814-269-7119
  • Email
  • Visit the office G-4 Student Union

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and it is after business hours, please call Campus Police, 911 or Cambria County Crisis at 1-877-268-9463.

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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!

How to Sign Up for TAO Self-Enrolled Self-Help 

Here are the steps to get you started in TAO:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in to UPJ Campus Services with your email username and password.
  3. Click on the GO Button under the Pitt Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
  4. Follow the simple registration information and instructions on the TAO site.

You’re Ready to go!  Watch the quick video to help you navigate the TAO platform.
Each treatment program in TAO consists of 6-7 highly engaging educational modules, including interactive activities to help you learn strategies and skills.