The Counseling/Student Development Center (C/SDC) is designed to assist students’ personal and academic development through a variety of psychological, psychiatric, and outreach services, including individual counseling, crisis intervention, and psychiatric consultation. C/SDC staff members are also available to provide workshops and classroom presentations on topics related to college success. In addition, Peers on Wellness is a student organization affiliated with the C/SDC that offers a variety of wellness presentations to the Marywood community. Finally several personal growth groups, designed to provide support and to enhance personal development, are offered each semester.

The director, associate director and staff counselor are licensed mental health professionals. Interns from masters and doctorate level graduate programs assist the professional staff with individual and group counseling services. Appointments may be scheduled in person or by calling the office. Evening hours and unscheduled appointments are available by request. 

All clinical activity that occurs within the C/SDC is practiced in accord with the ethical and legal requirements of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the Pennsylvania Board of Professional Psychology and the National Association of Social Workers. To that end, strict professional standards of informed consent, privacy and confidentiality are maintained.