The mission of the Counselor Education services at The Herr Clinic is to provide strengths-based counseling services to promote mental health and wellness for the Penn State Community and the broader community. The Herr Clinic delivers such services by both doctoral and master’s level students in the Counselor Education program. 

The Counselor Education program at The Herr Clinic maintains two primary goals: a) to excellent Clinprovide individual/group counseling to Penn State students enrolled at University Park and non-students, and b) to provide excellent supervised clinical training to both counselor education masters and doctoral students.  We provide unlimited counseling sessions for clients and charge no fee for services for Penn State students.  Additionally, we utilize advanced assessment, recording, and documentation technologies. 

It is important to note that The Herr Clinic is not a crisis center due to it’s limited hours. Should you have a crisis situation, please call the 24/7 crisis line at Center for Community Resources at 1-800-643-5432 or use their 24/7 walk-in crisis services at 2100 East College Ave., State College. In the event of an emergency, you can also call 911 or go to the Emergency Room at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Clinic Information

The Herr Clinic counseling services are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters, Monday through Thursday 9 am - 8 pm. Counseling services are not available during the summer and any official university closings, including Fall and Spring breaks, holidays, and inclement weather.

In Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 however, the Herr Clinic is providing telemental health services only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You and your counselor will select an appointment time that works for both of you, and you will be provided with a secure Zoom link for each appointment.

College of Education students can request counseling services by emailing [email protected] or calling FRONT DESK NUMBER.  The first step before receiving services is completing a brief (about 10 minutes) phone screening to ensure that counseling at The Herr Clinic will be a good fit. Because this is a training clinic, it is not the most appropriate resource for students that are in crisis.  If you are emailing, please provide some days and times that you are available for a phone screening.

Penn State students can also be referred from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  More information about CAPS can be found at Student Affairs Counseling and Psychology Services.

If you have received counseling services at the Herr Clinic in the past, please contact the Herr Clinic supervisors by calling (814) 863-2418 or emailing [email protected]If you need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, please contact your counselor via email or contact the Herr Clinic supervisors. For members of the community seeking services, please contact the Herr Clinic supervisors by phone or email.

Dr. Kristen Nadermann                                                                                 
The Pennsylvania State University                      
Coordinator, Counseling Services, Dr. Edwin L. Herr Clinic          
138 CEDAR Building                                           
University Park, PA 16802                                    
Telephone: (814) 863-2417                          
Fax: (814) 867-8614                                            

[email protected]

Dr. Christy Beck

Faculty Clinical Supervisor


Yusen Zhai

GA Clinic Supervisor and Research Manager


Christopher Hughes

GA Lead Clinic Supervisor


Shernell Elibox

GA Clinic Supervisor


Nancy Valverde

GA Clinic Supervisor


Fanghui Zhao

GA Clinic Supervisor


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