“As mental health challenges rise among college students across the nation, the PPU counseling center continues to work on partnering with community organizations to help assist with the demand for therapy services to give PPU students more access to mental health treatment on and off-campus. The counseling center recognizes that the location of the campus and transportation concerns can make it difficult for students to access care, which is why we are partnering with Joon,” said Cassandra Moffat, PsyD, MA, Director of the University Counseling Center.
Joon’s virtual model of care is designed specifically for young adults. Joon’s clinical team treats anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health challenges. Joon is powered by a purpose-built mobile app and therapist platform to support and empower teens and young adults 13–24. Point Park University students can access Joon’s online therapy from a location convenient for them using an iPhone or iPad. In addition to a personalized treatment plan with a dedicated licensed therapist, they also get on-demand skill-building resources that help them thrive between therapy sessions.
"With new demands and a lot of change, transitioning to college can be a stressful time for students. Joon’s goal is to make sure access to clinically proven, world-class mental health support is available when needed during this and other pivotal moments in the lives of teens and young adults," Emily Pesce, CEO of Joon, said. “We’re proud to partner with Point Park University to support their students by providing access to our incredible platform. It’s energizing work with a partner that prioritizes their students' mental health and wellbeing by making available outcome-driven, innovative solutions like Joon.”
Students or their parents can request an immediate therapist match using Joon's online form for Point Park. Joon is an in-network provider with Point Park's insurance partner Highmark of Pennsylvania, so for many students, the cost of therapy will be one low monthly copay.
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Point Park University, immersed in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, focuses on student success through innovative experiential learning opportunities. Point Park enrolls nearly 4,000 students in over 100 undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs offered through its Conservatory of Performing Arts, Rowland School of Business, and schools of Arts and Sciences, Communication, and Education. The University’s alumni and students represent all 50 states and 34 countries around the world. Visit PointPark.edu to learn more.