Mental & Emotional Health
A welcome letter from the Counseling Center
The Counseling Center at Perkiomen School offers professional and confidential mental health services and emotional support to every student on campus. The Counseling Center works to help students successfully transition through various academic and interpersonal challenges to attain their individual goals and optimize their learning experiences. Students learn to manage personal problems, situational crises, and academic stresses, as well as develop self awareness, personal responsibility, and skills for life-long learning. The Counseling Center also provides consultation and interventions on diversity and multicultural issues.
Emily Hui joined Perkiomen School in the summer of 2017. Prior coming to the school, Ms. Hui worked as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant in psychological agencies and outpatient programs. She has experiences of working with adolescents with various mental health diseases and behavioral issues. She also worked as a therapist in emotional support class and special education class in public school settings. Ms. Hui emphasizes the inherent health and well-being of the students she works with and utilizes a range of interventions to assist students with challenges that arise on their young journey. Coming from a diverse background, she also connects international students and local students to promote a healthy multicultural community.
Perkiomen School also works with a part-time counselor, Tom Cowgil , who meets with students by appointment.
At Perkiomen School since 2017
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Crisis intervention
- International student support
- Outreach Program
Office and Hours:
The Counseling Center, located on the second level of the Health Center, is open from noon - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year.
Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome when there are no counseling sessions.
Students are also welcomed to take a break at the Peace Zone, a designated area for students to relax. Books, magazines, stress relieving tools are provided in a therapeutic and comfortable environment.
To make an appointment, please call (215) 541-5633.
If you need immediate counseling, please call the counselor’s cell number: (215) 789-8739
After hours and on weekends, students may contact Residential Life staff for assistance or call Montgomery County Emergency Services Mental Health Crisis Hotline: (610) 279-6100.
*The Counseling Center protects the confidentiality of information shared during sessions. Per state and Federal rule: All information will be kept private and confidential except:
1. You request that your counselor reveal information to other individuals or agencies of your choice.
2. In instances where there is imminent danger of serious harm to yourself or others.
3. In cases involving physical and/or sexual abuse of children or endangered adults.
4. Where otherwise requested by subpoena or mandated by court order or state/federal law.