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Students can encounter a great deal of stress during the semester (i.e. academic, social, family, work, financial). While most students cope successfully with the demands of university life, for some the pressures can become overwhelming and unmanageable. Students feel alone, isolated, helpless, and even hopeless.

Counseling support exists for Penn State Shenango students who are experiencing difficulty. Student Affairs, Health Services, and the Advising and Career Center are staffed with professional staff members who have master's degrees in counseling and counseling-related fields. Students may also seek assistance from the many local services in our community.


Services Available on Campus:

Tony Paglia, MSW, LCSW is Penn State Shenango's full-time campus counselor. Tony previously worked for Community Counseling Center in Hermitage, PA where he provided outpatient mental health services to children, teens, adults, families, and couples.

Campus Counseling services are free, confidential, and open to all students struggling with various concerns, including (but not limited to):

  • Test Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger
  • Verbal/Physical/Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Relationship Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal/Homicidal Thoughts

Students who receive services through Campus Counseling are treated with respect and confidentiality. Students may receive a limited number of free counseling sessions per semester, and the campus counselor will assist students with referrals to appropriate community resources, by request.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or by appointment

Office Location
Sharon Hall 207

Referrals and Appointments

Students need to contact the Student Affairs Office to schedule an appointment. (SH 103 or 724-983-2969)  You may also refer students to Jammie Clark (SH 103 or 724-983-2838) to discuss the service.

Type of Counseling Service

Our on-site counselor will provide short term counseling for our students.  He will assist students who are in need of more extensive intervention find continued assistance through outside agencies.


Local Counseling Agencies

Associates in Counseling and Child Guidance
272 E. Connelly Blvd.
Sharon, PA  16146

Catholic Charities
786 E. State St.
Sharon, PA  16146
724-346-4142 or 800-350-2699

Community Counseling Center of Mercer County
2201 E. State St.
Hermitage, PA  16148

Comprehensive Children and Family Services
194 E. State St.
Sharon, PA  16146
724-981-9900 or 800-630-2237

Family Counseling and Children’s Services
1392 E. State St.
Sharon, PA  16146

Materna Psychological Services
1965 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, PA  16148

Reverend Philip B. Roland
233 N. Irvine Ave.
Sharon, PA  16146

Sharon Regional Behavioral Health Services
4375 Garden Way
Hermitage, PA  16148
724-983-5454 or 1-800-950-9982

Vocational & Psychological Services
76 Jefferson Ave.
Sharon, PA  16146

Victims of Violence (Abuse and Assault)

Penn State Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Hotline
1-800-560-1637 (24 hours)
TTY:  1-866-714-7177

AWARE of Mercer Co.- resources for male & female victims of abuse:
888-981-1457 (24 hours)

Crisis Shelter of Lawrence Co.
724-652-9036 (24 hours)

Rape Crisis Team of Mahoning Co.

Someplace Safe- Mahoning Co.
330-393-3005 (24 hours)

Rape Crisis & Counseling Center of Mahoning Co.
330-782-3936 (24 hours)

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Abraxas Foundation, Inc.


Alcoholics Anonymous
724-342-0162 or 800-753-9970

Community Counseling Center of Mercer County

Insights Chemical Dependency Program
UPMC Horizon Hospital
Shenango Valley:  724-981-5601
Greenville:  724-588-8570

Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission
724-662-2230 (24 hours)

Sharon Regional Behavioral Health Services
Hermitage:  724-983-5454
Greenville:  724-588-7814
Mercer:  724-662-3831
or 800-950-9982

Crisis Services

Mercer County Crisis Line (24 hours)


Family Planning Services of Mercer County
Sharon:  724-981-6250
Greenville:  724-588-2272
Grove City:  724-458-8505