A Letter from the Director

You are here

Please accept my invitation to explore in these pages, the various ways we want to be involved with you as you study, work, play, and live within the Lehigh University community. Those of us working in the University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCPS) are dedicated to the belief that a person's college years are optimally a time of challenge, inquiry, experimentation, productivity, and change. Our services are primarily designed to help students thrive in meaningful ways, to grow in self-understanding in order to make optimal use of their personal and interpersonal resources. Individual counseling, group therapy, faculty/staff and parent consultation, and numerous outreach activities are some of the primary means by which we attempt to accomplish our mission to serve this community.  We are also devoted to helping students manage the crises that sometimes arise at this time of life.

All of us working in the UCPS are committed to providing assistance to all registered Lehigh students interested in personal, social, and academic growth and discovery, as well as to the larger campus community through consultation, academic teaching, research, peak performance training, and various other types of involvement.  As you spend time here, we look forward to getting to know you during your time at Lehigh.


Dr. Ian Birky, Director
University Counseling and Psychological Services 
36 University Drive 
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-3880
Fax: (610) 758-6207