Scope of Services

Malone University’s Counseling Center is committed to provide counseling services to our students in a safe, caring, and professional manner. The Counseling Center will offer short-term counseling services to students to address common issues experienced during the college experience. There is no set limit to the number of services; however, if a student needs longer-term and/or specialized treatment, the counselor will work with the student to find the appropriate counseling services and resources within the community.

Some examples of common issues addressed in short-term counseling at the Counseling Center are:

  • Academic Performance Concerns
  • Vocational/Career Issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Adjustment Issues 
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss Issues
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Health and Wellness Issues

The following issues may involve a referral to services outside of the Counseling Center:

The need for weekly, long-term counseling, as indicated by:

  • A history of psychiatric concerns, including one or more of the following:
    • Multiple hospitalizations
    • Several suicidal behaviors and/or attempts
    • Unmanaged psychotic symptoms
    • Instances in which short-term counseling may be harmful or not beneficial
    • Need for on-going medication management for mental health disorders, such as Attention-Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, etc.

A few examples of students who need specialized treatment approaches that are not provided by our counselors at the Counseling Center are:

  • Chronic and significant substance abuse issues that are impairing current functioning
  • Presence of a significant and/or chronic eating disorder that has not previously been treated and/or has the potential to impact the health and welfare of the individual

If you are unsure as to whether Malone University’s Counseling Center can meet your needs, please schedule a time to discuss this with one of our counselors by calling 330-471-8711 or by sending an email to