Waynesburg University recently launched the Counseling Training Clinic (CTC), a telehealth service available to southwestern Pennsylvania adults seeking mental health counseling, as part of its Center for Community Outreach and Engagement.
“We are excited about the opportunity to engage with our communities through this counseling service and are hopeful that as this service grows we will develop enhanced connection and collaborations within the communities we will be serving."
The CTC offers free, virtual counseling services to qualifying Pennsylvania residents who are 18 years of age or older. Insurance is not required and insurance information is not collected.
This service aims to help provide mental health counseling to individuals who are living in rural or medically underserved areas, have high-demand mental health needs and/or are uninsured or underinsured.
“The development of the Counseling Training Clinic will allow us to provide enhanced clinical training to our advanced master’s level students while providing a much-needed service to underserved individuals and families throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania,” said Dr. James Hepburn, professor of counseling at Waynesburg University. “We are excited about the opportunity to engage with our communities through this counseling service and are hopeful that as this service grows we will develop enhanced connection and collaborations within the communities we will be serving.”
The clinic is staffed by graduate students enrolled in Waynesburg’s 60-credit Master of Arts in Counseling Program. Through the CTC, these counselors-in-training have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training to prepare them to become knowledgeable counselors and leaders within the field. All student counselors participating in the CTC receive direct supervision by an on-site Licensed Professional Counselor (LCP).
Individuals seeking mental health counseling can fill out the CTC’s online counseling inquiry form to request screening for eligibility at waynesburg.edu/ctcinquiry.
Hours of operation for the clinic include Wednesday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday afternoons from noon to 5 p.m. The CTC does not have on-call staff or offer after-hour emergency services.
About the Counseling Training Clinic
For more information on the CTC or to fill out an inquiry form, please visit the dedicated webpage below.
The Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals
The CTC at Waynesburg University is a component of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals and is supported, in part, by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,069,240 over a four-year period from 2021 to 2025 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources.