Resources List

HELP LINES

Crisis Intervention:

  • After hours SU Crisis Counselor (for emergencies only): 717-477-1444
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Carlisle: 717-243-6005 or 717-249-6226
  • Chambersburg: 717-264-2555 or 1-866-918-2555
  • Cumberland & Perry County: 717-763-2222
  • Harrisburg: 717-652-4400
  • Adams, Franklin, Perry & Upper-Dauphin Co.: 1-800-932-4616
  • DBSA Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: 1-800-826-3632
  • United Way Crisis Help Line: 1-800-233-HELP (4357)
  • National Hope Line: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
  • National Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Línea Directa de Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • 411, 911 or go to local hospital emergency room

LGBTQ Hotlines:

  • LGBT Center of Central PA: 717-920-9534
  • GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline/Hotline: 1-877-565-8860

Other Specific Hotlines:

  • Veterans peer support line: 1-855-838-8255
  • Graduate student hotline: 1-800-GRADHLP (472-3457))
  • Post-partum depression hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS (773-6667)
  • Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents: 800-632-8188
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 / (TTY) 1-800-787-3224
  • AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center: 1-800-712-HELP (4357)
  • National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
  • RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999

Online Chat Support: 

(None of these are 24/7 but will tell you if an online counselor is available.)

  • IMALIVE.org: 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.
  • 7cups.com: 7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through this network.
  • crisischat.org: 12 crisis centers which are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) and provide chat support in their areas of service.
  • halfofus.com/presspause: Website for coping.

Sample of Community Referral Options

Please note: The Shippensburg University Counseling Center does not endorse any of these therapists or agencies.  Cost, location, appointment availability, and client-therapist “fit” vary such that choice is solely up to the discretion of the consumer.  Your best resource would be to check with your insurance company by phone or by viewing their website.

Shippensburg:

Kathryn Kurdt, PH.D., LPC
(717) 798-3594
Accepts most major insurance and offers sliding scale fees

Mary Harfst, LCSW
Valley Counseling and Consulting
(717) 532-7338
Does not accept insurance, offers sliding scale fees

Sanctuary Christian Counseling, LLC
(717) 200-3058
Does not accept insurance, does offer sliding scale

Aliff Counseling Services, LLC
(717) 356-3295
Accepts most major insurance, including Tricare

Franklin Family Services
(717) 267-1515
Contact agency for insurance information

Chambersburg:

Keystone Behavioral Health
(717)709-7930
Offers psychiatric services
Takes most major insurance, including Tricare, and offers sliding scale fees

Franklin Family Services
(717)-267-1515
Accepts Insurance? Yes/Call
Sliding Scale? No
**has 2 Psychiatrists (1 in house/1 telephone)

Laurel Life Counseling Services
(717) 375-4834
Contact agency for insurance information. Accepts Tricare. Offers medical assistance for fees.

PA Counseling Services
(717) 261-1426
Accepts Insurance? Yes/Call
Sliding Scale? No

Pathways Counseling Services, LLC
(717) 263-7758
Accepts Insurance? Yes
Sliding Scale? Yes

Resolute Counseling
Michael Linn, LPC, NCC
(717) 264-0450
Insurances listed on website. Contact agency for further information.

Wellspan Behavioral Health
(717) 267-7480
Accepts most major insurance, including Tricare. Sliding scale fees offered.
**has Psychiatrist on site

Debra Schooley, LPC, NCC, MS
(717) 312-4712
Accepts most major insurances. List available on website. Sliding scale fees offered.

Carlisle:

Alexander Mental Health
(717) 961-5453
Accepts major insurance, including Tricare - $60 student rate for clients without insurance

Cumberland Valley Counseling Associates
(717) 243-1511
Accepts most insurance, including Tricare. Sliding scale is possible depending on therapist

Downtown Counseling Center
(717) 386-5971
Accepts most major insurance, including Tricare

Franco Psychological Associates
(717) 243-4281
Accepts most major insurance, including Tricare

Franklin Family Services
(717) 243-6500
Accepts Insurance? Yes/Call
Sliding Scale? No

Mock-Mays Associates
(717) 258-0214
Accepts major insurance, including Tricare. Sliding scale fees available based on situation.

Moskel Counseling Services
(717) 323-0304
Accepts most major insurance, including Tricare. Offers student rates for both therapy and psychiatric services

Merakey Stevens Center
(717) 243-6033
Accepts most public insurance - typically takes county funding rather than using sliding scale

PA Counseling Services
(717) 245-9255
Accepts major insurance. Some therapists offer sliding scale.

Hagerstown:

Meritus Behavorial Health
(301) 766-7600
Accepts most major insurance. Contact agency regarding sliding scale fees.

Hagerstown Psychiatry Inc.
(240) 452-1623
Accepts most major insurance. Contact agency regarding sliding scale fees.

The Mental Health Center of Western Maryland, Inc.
(301) 791-3045
Insurance accepted based on situation/provider - most are usually accepted

Mechanicsburg:

Kenneth G. Small & Associates
(717) 795-8588
Accepts insurance, including Tricare. Sliding scale fees available depending on counselor.

Ashley Mahdavi, LPC
(717) 798-8965
Accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Sliding scale fees are possible on a case-by-case basis.