Counseling Services


    

As you work hard to accomplish your educational goals, our counselors will be available to support you along the way. Our Counseling Services office offers a confidential and safe place for you to discuss any concerns as you adjust to college life and begin to make your way in the world.

Mission

Counseling Services at Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to supporting students in accomplishing their personal and educational goals. We offer a safe and inclusive atmosphere for all students to discuss any and all concerns; and work towards furthering personal growth.

 

Meet the Staff

Pamela Zaranka Moore, MS, LPC, CCTP.  Pam is the Director of Counseling Services. She has a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. Pam has been in the mental health field for 16 years and has been the Director of Counseling Services at Gwynedd Mercy University since 2016. Prior to joining the University, Pam worked in various other mental health settings, including outpatient, residential, and wraparound services. In these settings, Pam worked with various mental health and developmental disorders and ages. Pam’s clinical specialty areas include eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma treatment.  

Daniel Jordan, MC, LPC, CCTP. Dan is the Assistant Director of Counseling Services. He has a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Dan has been in the mental health field for 25 years and has been at Gwynedd Mercy University in Counseling Services since 2009. Prior to joining the University, Dan worked in various other mental health settings, including acute partial, IOP, outpatient, residential, and wraparound services. Dan has experience in clinical specialty areas include anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma treatment.

Jesse Kunwar, MA, NCC, LPC, CCTP. Jesse is one of the counselors as well as the University’s Alcohol and Other Drug Coordinator. She has a master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lycoming College. She has been in the mental health field for 15 years, and has been with the GMercyU counseling center since 2018. Prior to joining the GMercyU counseling team, she worked in community mental health, specifically with Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorders, with a focus on career counseling. Jesse’s clinical specialties include: Trauma disorders, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and career counseling.   

Jacqui Brignola is graduate-level counseling intern currently working towards her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at West Chester University and eventual licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor degree in Counseling from Villanova University. Her professional interests include working with students experiencing sex and sexuality-related issues, as well as anxiety disorders.

Allison McDonald is a graduate-level counseling intern in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Program at West Chester University. After graduation she hopes to obtain licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Temple University with a bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Allison's background includes clinical experience at an inpatient facility working with adults that struggle with drug and alcohol dependency as well as working with college students on the Autism Spectrum. Her professional goals are to work as a mental health counselor in an outpatient setting serving adults that experience anxiety disorders, depression, grief, and trauma.

Our Services

General Counseling Assistance

At GMercyU’s Counseling Services Center, we understand that the transition to college can sometimes be tough. That’s why we’re here to provide confidential and supportive place to address personal concerns, emotional stress, or other mental health and wellness issues with a qualified counselor. You can schedule individual counseling sessions with a Counseling Services staff member.

Other Services:

  • Psychoeducational programs
  • Class presentations
  • Consultations
  • Alcohol & other drug psychoeducational services
  • On call emergency support for students
  • Walk in hours
  • Psychiatric & Outpatient referrals
  • Student trainings
  • Confidential Title IX support
Confidentiality

Counseling records are confidential and kept separate from academic records. Only in the rare instance where an individual may present a threat to himself or herself or others may counseling information be shared without the individual’s permission, and then only to the extent necessary to protect the individual or other people being threatened. It is important to note that all members of the Counseling department are mandated reporters, meaning that we are legally and ethically required to report any suspected instances of child abuse or neglect. Finally, we are the only office on campus that is fully confidential in regards to all Title IX issues.