LHU Counseling Services is an integral part of the Department of Social Work and Counseling. Counseling Services broad mission is to serve the Lock Haven University Community. The services provided include consultation, psychological assistance (psychological testing, diagnostics and treatment) and counseling to students with personal, psychological, emotional or academic adjustment issues.
Consultation and education regarding mental health topics and issues affecting LHU students is also available to faculty and staff. Counseling Services utilizes a brief, solution-focused therapy model that is based on the student's needs and goals.
Current Staffing includes one full-time licensed psychologist who serves as director & two full-time counselors. Psychiatric consultation is available via assessment and referral from the director of Counseling Services.
Counseling Services faculty assist students with questions about achievement, educational problems, interpersonal relationships, coping problems, self-image, social skills or other potentially stressful or disturbing experiences. Services are free and confidential.
Students who are interested in counseling services should call the Counseling Services office at 570-484-2479 to schedule an appointment. Counseling services are provided Monday through Friday 8-4 pm or by special appointment.
Students may be referred to off-campus agencies and private practitioners when desired or appropriate. Counseling Services does not provide on-call crisis intervention services or case management.
Dr. Lynn A. Bruner, Ph.D
Interim Director of Counseling Center
129 Ulmer Hall
Emily Powell Hodges, M.Ed., LPC
128 Ulmer Hall
Laura Gardner, M.S., THTC
127 Ulmer Hall
8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
“For us, giving to LHU is a priority. My Lock Haven education afforded me a lot of opportunities and now it’s an honor to be able to help others.” – Ron Bowes ’66