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Free, confidential, year-round personal counseling services are available to Penn State Shenango students. A student who is struggling with any area of their life may want to make an appointment to speak to the counselor. Common student concerns include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Test anxiety
  • Other anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Grief or loss
  • Self-confidence
  • Identity issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma or abuse

At Penn State Shenango, we recognize that many of our students are managing multiple responsibilities and stressors while also working toward their academic goals. A student’s ability to manage stressors can correlate with their academic success. Personal counseling services may be helpful by giving students a means to discuss life stressors in a respectful and confidential environment. Many Shenango students have benefited from counseling services by developing stress-management tools that will enable them to be successful in their academics and also in life.

Tony Paglia, MSW, LCSW, provides short- and long-term personal counseling to students in order to help them meet their goals. Tony also assists students by making referrals to community services and organizations that will best serve a student’s needs. As a board Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he follows the Code of Ethics set forth by the National Association of Social Workers to provide ethical, confidential, and respectful services to Penn State Shenango students.

Penn State Shenango does not offer psychiatric medication management services, however the counselor will assist client by making referrals, by student request.

To make a personal counseling appointment, contact Stacy Gongloff at 724-983-2969, by e-mail at slg23@psu.edu, or students can stop by Sharon Hall 207. When the counselor is not already in a session, walk-in appointments are welcome.