Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides counseling to all Allen University students and staff on a voluntary and confidential basis.


Services include but are not limited to counseling for the following:

  • Personal or Emotional Concerns
  • Persistent Difficulties Studying
  • Mood Swings
  • Relationships
  • Personal Development
  • Disordered Eating
  • Anxiety
  • Academic Support Services
  • Attendance Monitoring Program
  • Staff and Peer Mentors
  • Academic Advisement
  • Personal Counseling Services
  • Close Collaboration between Faculty, Students and Parents
  • Academic Enhancement Workshops
  • Early Warning Program Services
  • Judicial Counseling
  • Tutoring Services
  • Reading and Writing Lab

Counseling Policy

Any services provided by the Allen University Counseling Center are separate from any other student records. Information revealed in counseling sessions is confidential, except in otherwise mandated by law, or when permission is granted to release information.

Reasons to Meet With a Counselor

Counseling can be helpful whenever someone wants assistance in coping with life’s challenges. Below are some general guidelines for determining when counseling may be particularly appropriate:

  • You are experiencing a hard time “fitting in” and feel lonely.
  • You are feeling “Stressed out” and it is negatively impacting you relationships or academics.
  • You are working hard but not getting the grades you want.
  • You are having a tough time getting along with your roommate(s).
  • You are struggling to choose a major that interests you.
  • You are unhappy on most days and feel a sense of hopelessness.
  • You worry excessively and are constantly on edge.
  • You are unable to concentrate on your schoolwork and other activities.
  • You are unable to sleep at night and/or constantly feel tired.
  • You have experienced a change in your appetite and/or your weight.


We are located in Reid Hall on the first floor

Hours:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Counselor – Dr. Nicholas Cooper-Lewter,

Counselor – Dr. Sharon Givens,

Phone: 803-376-5736