Accessing Services Remotely
Thank you for visiting TCS. You can register for services online Monday through Friday from 10am to 1:30pm. After you complete all the forms a counselor will be in touch within 24 hours (via email or phone) to schedule an Initial Assessment interview (please know if contacted via phone, the incoming call will likely come from a blocked or unknown number). For students who are new to TCS, please follow the directions below.
If you are a new student to TCS, please click here: Registration and complete section #1; this link is only available between 10am and 1:30pm, Monday - Friday. If you are able to log-in please remain on till all forms are completed [it can take 45 minutes to an hour]. If you are physically located outside the state of Pennsylvania, it is necessary for you to work with mental health professionals who are licensed to practice in your state. If you are interested in continuing counseling in a state other than Pennsylvania, please indicate if you would like our office to assist you to find a provider in your area.
If you have been seen at TCS in the past and are interested in speaking to a counselor please call 215-204-7276 and leave your name, phone number, email address and a message.
If you are a current client who has had an initial assessment and needs to reach your counselor please call 215-204-7276 and leave your name, phone number, email address and a message. You do not need to complete initial data forms again unless we determine your information is outdated.
Mental health emergency
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during business hours (Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm) and you need to talk to someone immediately, please call TCS (215-204-7276) and indicate that you are experiencing a mental health emergency. A mental health emergency is defined as:
- Suicidal thoughts with plan and intent.
- Homicidal thoughts with plan and intent to harm another.
- Survivor of a recent traumatic event (e.g. victim of a mugging, sexual assault, recent death).
- Experiencing hallucinations (visual or auditory).
After Hours Crisis:
- If you are experiencing a crisis after business hours, the mental health crisis service may be accessed by contacting TUPD (215-204-1234) and they will transfer you.
- You may also visit this list of hotlines if you wish to speak with someone after business hours: https://counseling.temple.edu/hotlines
- Alternatively, if you feel unsafe and need immediate assistance, please go to Temple Episcopal Crisis Center or your nearest emergency room. Temple Episcopal Crisis Response Center is located at 100 E. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125. Their phone number is 215-707-2577. You can also call 911
We recognize that the Coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing emotional, social, financial and public health impacts may be stressful and confusing. In the midst of these rapidly evolving changes, we encourage you to utilize your social supports, engage your coping strategies and continue healthy and hygienic practices.
If you feel ill with a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath call your medical provider or Student Health Services for further guidance.
Please continue to check our website for updated information and know that if you have questions about your ongoing treatment, call our office at 215-204-7276. Our website will continue to provide access to screening for mental health (http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/TEMPLE as well as resource links through our Resiliency Resource Center (https://counseling.temple.edu/helpful-groups-links .) You may also wish to visit https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus
Private Zoom Rooms
If you need a private zoom room please go to the Howard Gittis Student Center (1755 N. 13th Street) 3rd floor, South Side, to take advantage of private office spaces. Each room has a large desk, desktop and webcam!
- Monday - Friday, 9:00am-7:00pm
- Located in the Village, 3rd Floor South Side
- Equipment sanitized between each use
- Allocated on first-come, first-served basis
*To explore some ways to find balance, calm, and community (such as stress relief, self-care, dealing with loneliness and getting restful sleep), please click here to find out what is happening at the Wellness Resource Center. Stay on top of your mental well being here.
For information about Skills-Based Drop-In Groups (and other group offerings) please click here to view our groups page.
We have a drop-in groups running this term that does not require registration, the group can be utilized on a weekly or as needed basis. This is an open group for Temple students to come together to discuss thoughts, feelings, and struggles, and to receive feedback and support from others. While not a therapy group, it is run by TCS counselors and is a supportive and therapeutic space.
- Surviving Student Stress Support Group
This is a weekly support group open to students who might need space to discuss general life stressors, transition, academic difficulties, coping with the pandemic, etc. We invite all students from all programs to join us!
When: Mondays at 1 pm (Starting 1/25/21)
Zoom Meeting ID: 917 4697 5516 Passcode: 426928
Other group information: The group begins on time and will close to attendees after 10 minutes. The group has a max of 10 students.