If you'd like to initiate counseling, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and Counseling Center staff member will respond to schedule a phone triage appointment with you. A phone triage appointment typically
lasts 10-15 minutes and we will discuss your concerns/needs as well as our services to come up with a plan for ongoing counseling.
you (or another Gannon student) are currently experiencing a mental
health crisis and do not feel safe (i.e. you/they are experiencing
current thoughts or behaviors related to suicide), you can walk in to
the Counseling Center any time Monday through Friday 8:00am to
4:30pm and let the front desk know that you need a Crisis Consultation.
For any after hours crises, please contact:
- 911 (or go to the ER) or
- Erie Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014 or
- Gannon Police and Safety at (814) 871-7777
Students have two options for ongoing counseling, both of which are confidential and free:
Option 1: On-Campus Counseling in the Counseling Center [lower level of Harborview Apts.]
- in-person sessions
- offered Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
- meeting every 2-3 weeks
Option 2: Scheduled Counseling via the TimelyCare app or website
- video or audio sessions
- offered days, nights, weekends (24/7) from anywhere in the US
- meeting weekly or whatever your preference is
To initiate on-campus counseling, please email us at email@example.com and a Counseling Center staff member will respond to schedule a phone triage appointment with you. A phone triage appointment typically lasts 10-15 minutes. In this call, we will discuss your concerns/needs as well as our services to come up with a plan for ongoing counseling. Students who require extended or specialized counseling may be referred to an off-campus mental health provider. In the event of a referral, therapists in the Counseling Center will provide interim case management and support in connecting with the referral.
To initiate Scheduled Counseling via the TimelyCare app or website, download the TimelyCare app (or go to the website www.timelycare.com/gannon) and create an account using your Gannon login info. Once you have an account, you have access to a number of services. You can use the Scheduled Counseling option to choose a therapist and schedule with them on an ongoing basis. TimelyCare therapists all specialize in college mental health. You can read through their bios to choose a good match based on whatever characteristics are important to you, such as: language spoken, ethnicity, clinical specialization, gender, etc. If you don’t find what you are looking for, scroll to the bottom of that page and click to talk with a Care Navigator, who will help you connect with a therapist who meets your needs.
TimelyCare also offers an option for on-demand counseling called TalkNow. You can use this option to speak with a therapist 24/7. You will be connected with the first available therapist within a few minutes of calling and can utilize this service if you are experiencing a mental health crisis or if you just want to talk with someone about everyday concerns.
210 West 6th Street Erie, PA 16541
(Lower-level of Harborview Apartments at the corner of West 6th Street and Sassafras Street)
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday - 8 AM to 4:30 PM (except during university breaks) After-hours, by appointment
Phone Triage Appointments
If you'd like to initiate counseling, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and a Counseling Center staff member will respond to schedule a phone triage appointment with you. In the 10-15 minute phone triage appointment,
we will discuss your concerns/ needs as well as our services and then come up with a plan for ongoing counseling.
Therapists in the Counseling Center will provide short-term counseling to students enrolled at Gannon University. Students who require extended or specialized counseling may be referred to an off-campus mental health provider. In the event of a referral,
therapists in the Counseling Center will provide interim case management and support in connecting with the referral.
Students experiencing common concerns (i.e. anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationship problems) may benefit from group counseling. Groups are formed based on counselor assessment and student interest. Please contact the Counseling Center for additional
information about group counseling offered on-campus.
Students who are both currently enrolled at Gannon University can meet with a counselor for short-term couples counseling. Both students must be interested in couples counseling and both must complete separate initial consultations prior to starting couples
Somebody I Know Needs Support
Therapists are available for consultation if you are concerned about a peer. The counselor will discuss your concerns and work with you to develop possible options for you to implement while reaching out to your loved one. You can also complete a Behavioral
Intervention Team (BIT) form regarding your concerns about a student currently enrolled at Gannon University, which will be reviewed and addressed by the on-campus BIT Team.
The Counseling Center has a consulting psychiatrist for limited hours per week during the academic year. Students must complete an initial consultation with a therapist to determine eligibility for psychiatric services. In addition, TimelyCare also offers
virtual psychiatry services. Students can email email@example.com for more information on how to access this service.
Confidentiality is strictly upheld and would only be broken if there is clear and present danger to a student, another person and/or to the Gannon community. In this case, only relevant and pertinent information will be released which is meant to ensure
the safety of the students and the members of the Gannon community.
Jodi Giacomelli, Ph.D., LPC
Michael Madonia, LCSW
Christine Agnello, LPC
The Gannon Counseling Center houses the Relaxation Room, a free and unlimited service available to the students enrolled at Gannon University. Contents of the Relaxation Room include:
- A heated, reclining & massage chair
- Aromatherapy - Diffusers & essential oils
- Various selections of tea
- Guided relaxation/ breathing exercises
- Calm lighting & other relaxing activities
- Biofeedback devices
Crisis Services & Resources
If you (or another Gannon student) are currently experiencing a mental health crisis and do not feel safe (i.e. you/they are experiencing current thoughts or behaviors related to suicide), please come to the Counseling Center any time Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm and let the front desk know that you need a Crisis Consultation.
For any after-hours crises, please contact Erie Crisis Services at 814-456-2014 or go to the ER.
Erie Area Hospitals
Saint Vincent Hospital [has a behavioral health inpatient unit]
232 West 25th Street
Millcreek Community Hospital [has a behavioral health inpatient unit]
5515 Peach Street
UPMC Hamot [does NOT have a behavioral health inpatient unit]
201 State Street
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or 988
Crisis Text Line
Steps for the Crisis Text Line:
- Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.
- A crisis does not ONLY mean suicide: it’s any painful emotion for which you need support. Text a volunteer at 741741.
- Your opening message can say anything: Some opt-in words you see advertised ("HELLO," "START").
- The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
- A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.
Crime Victim Center of Erie County
The Crime Victim Center of Erie County is a free support for survivors of sexual assault that is available 24/7
- Trained therapists can and will accompany to ER, if needed