Student Mental Health, Wellness and Counseling at PCOM
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Georgia Crisis Line:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Call 988

Crisis Text Line:
Text the word HOME to 741741

All crisis lines can be reached 24/7.


Student Counseling 
Mental Health and Wellness

Counseling is a free service provided for all currently enrolled students at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia

About Student Counseling Services

The most common student concerns brought up in counseling are personal growth, academic difficulties and career indecision, adjustment to professional school, self-confidence, depression and anxiety, relationship conflicts, eating disorders, controlling the use of alcohol and other drugs.

We use a collaborative process that involves the development of a unique, confidential and supportive relationship between the counselor and student. In these relationships, counselors facilitate conversations that seek to understand the student and their situation. This process is intended to guide the student to a stronger and healthier person. Through discussing their issues, students develop an ability to make better choices as well as take responsibility for actions with themselves, other relationships and even their academics.


This treatment modality is offered on an as needed basis to work through personal concerns. Individual therapy is generally short term.

Group counseling

Counseling in groups offers a broad range of insight and support from peers. Some groups deal with general concerns and personal growth; others have a more specific focus such as stress, coping and loss.


Workshops, wellness programming and events provide information appropriate to the personal and professional development of medical and graduate students. Past outreach initiatives include: yoga and tai chi classes, puppy therapy and workshops on topics such as healthy relationships, resilience and stress management.

Behavioral intervention team

The PCOM Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a cross-functioning, multidisciplinary group that provides proactive and reactive assistance to students exhibiting concerning behaviors. Contact the Department of Public Safety for more information.

PCOM food pantries

At the PCOM food pantries, students may pick up a few non-perishable grocery items at-will. Bring your own bag, no sign ups needed. Donations are also accepted.

e-Book collection

Check out PCOM Library's Health and Wellness e-Book collection for self-care titles and workbooks.

Specialty rooms

The meditation rooms on each campus are designated for meditation, prayer, relaxation and reflection. They are open to all students, faculty and staff of all ages, genders, abilities, faiths and beliefs.

Private lactation rooms are available as secure spaces to express and store breast milk. Contact the Department of Human Resources on your campus to obtain a key for access. Visit myPCOM for locations on each campus.


The Office of Student Affairs offers a variety of interactive workshops and support sessions throughout the year.

Mental Health Resources

The PCOM Mental Health Resources PDF provides current PCOM students, faculty, and staff with information on on- and off-campus mental health and wellness options, including counselors, Carebridge, HealthiestYou and more.


Student Counseling Services at Each Campus

Ruth Conboy, DNP, LPC, NCC

Senior Associate Director of Counseling
Phone: 215-871-6606

Natashja Rinaldo-James, BSW, MS, LPC, RYT

Personal Support Counselor
Phone: 215-871-7151

Andre Watson, PsyD

Personal Support Counselor
Phone: 215-871-6603

Danielle Bieber, MS, NCC, LPC

Personal Support Counselor

Center for Brief Therapy

The Center for Brief Therapy (CBT) is located in Rowland Hall, Suite 530. CBT is a comprehensive outpatient clinic serving the greater Philadelphia area as well as PCOM students.

Note: Due to a conflict of interest, the CBT cannot see PCOM psychology students for therapy services. These students may seek therapy services at no charge from Ruth Conboy, Natashja Rinaldo-James, or through our virtual and off-campus resources.

Leanne Henry-Miller, LPC, MFT

Senior Associate Director of Counseling
Phone: 678-225-7537

Curnesia Bogans, LMFT

Personal Support Counselor
Phone: 470-387-7737

Christin Zipperer, LPC, NCC

Personal Support Counselor
Phone: 229-668-3207

Off-campus/external counseling services

Visit Student Mental Health and Wellness on myPCOM for additional resources.