Coppin State University Offering Online Mental Health Counseling Services to Students through META Teletherapy

BUFFALO GROVE, IL – Coppin State University (CSU), has partnered with META Teletherapy, the leading mental health platform for schools, to offer online counseling services to students who may not want to visit the CSU counseling center in-person.

Coppin State students now have access to META’s nationwide network of licensed and vetted mental health providers, including counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Students can search for the provider who best fits their individual needs, filtering by a range of factors including gender, areas of expertise, location, ethnicity, and languages spoken. Students pay for sessions using their insurance or pay out-of-pocket.

“We are pleased to be able to bring an effective alternative mental health resource to our student body, especially as our students grapple with COVID-19 and a wide variety of stressors,” said Michelle Reynolds, Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development. “Being able to connect with a therapist who understands their lived experience is vital to our students. META will help them develop the tools they need to be successful, both in college and beyond.” 

Students download the META app, choose a counselor, and receive chat, video, or voice counseling through the privacy and convenience of their smartphones. The app presents available online counselors for immediate connection, or students can leave a chat or voice message to schedule a future session. 

On top of the common stress over earning an advanced degree, mental health issues are on the rise resulting from anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic. A recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the number of U.S. adults struggling with mental health issues increased from 32 percent in March to 53 percent in July. 

By partnering with META, CSU receives a robust mental health program, complete with self-service content directed at students and an ongoing awareness campaign encouraging students to take care of their emotional and mental well-being.

About Coppin State University: Coppin State University (CSU) is a model urban, historically Black (HBCU) residential and comprehensive university. Located in the City of Baltimore, CSU provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. CSU is a University System of Maryland institution. www.coppin.edu