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RMU Counseling Center
412-397-5900 phone
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Patrick Henry, Lower Level


The RMU Counseling Center is currently offering Distance Counseling (Teletherapy) services only, as staff is working remotely from home.  Please click HERE to learn more about teletherapy.

When on-ground services are able to be resumed, we will go back to providing our regular in-person appointments, as described below.  But for the time being, please read the message above for information about online teletherapy services.

Appointments are highly suggested, but are not required.  Walk-in assistance is available for crises.  The Counseling Center strives to assist all students in a timely manner.

Appointment Quick Facts:

  • Available to currently-enrolled RMU students at no cost
  • Made on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Recommendations for next steps will be made collaboratively after the first appointment
  • Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Typically last about an hour, and are usually scheduled to begin on the hour
  • Confidentiality is strictly maintained
  • Counseling records are not part of a student's academic record
  • May be canceled/rescheduled by the Counseling Center to accommodate emergencies, closures, etc.
  • If a student requires more intensive services (i.e. more than once per week), they may be referred to an outside provider
Making an Appointment

You may schedule your appointment by phone or email, or you may visit the Counseling Center in person for assistance. 

Phone:  412-397-5900   /   Email:  counseling@rmu.edu   /   Counseling Center Location:  Patrick Henry Center, Lower Level

Forms to Complete Prior to First Appointment

Please print and complete the forms below and bring them to your first appointment.

Information and Consent Form

Appointment Attendance Policy

Appointment Attendance Policy 

Arrival Time

Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that we may keep all appointments as close to on-time as possible.*

* For your first session, please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to complete the necessary forms.

Late Arrival

Please call the Counseling Center if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late. Your session will still end at the scheduled time so that we may keep subsequent appointments with your fellow students.

Appointment Cancellation

Since demand for services is typically high, we ask that you only schedule appointments that you are confident you will keep.  We understand, however, that it is sometimes necessary to cancel or reschedule an appointment.  If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, you must notify the Counseling Center no less than 24 hours in advance.

No-Show Policy

If you miss 3 counseling appointments by a “no-show,” cancelling with less than 24 hours’ notice, arriving more than 15 minutes late, or a combination of these, your respective file will be closed and you will be referred to a community provider. 

  • If your counseling file is closed, you will not be eligible for counseling services for the remainder of the semester.

Note that we may give consideration to extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.  Extenuating circumstances do not include changes in work schedules or other foreseeable conflicts, when given less than 24 hours' notice.

Regardless of your status, you are always eligible for the walk-in crisis services at the Counseling Center.

Requests for an Excuse from Class

The Counseling Center will not issue notes or excuses on a routine basis. Responsibility for class attendance and for completion of assignments rests primarily with the student. The student is encouraged to communicate directly with faculty.  The Counseling Center will, with a Release of Information form signed by the student, verify the nature and extent of an illness if a faculty member requests.