Dr. Schurr joined the Counseling Services staff in August 2015. He is a licensed psychologist who currently lives in Williamsport. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lycoming College and completed his Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology degrees from Marywood University. Prior to coming to Penn College, Dr. Schurr worked as a Staff Psychologist/Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs at the Counseling & Student Development Center at Bucknell University. Dr. Schurr has also taught undergraduate as well as graduate level classes at Marywood University. He is a Master trainer for the QPR Institute and also serves on the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and Hope Enterprise Foundation boards locally.
Dr. Schurr’s areas of interest include depression, anxiety, identity issues, suicide prevention, and substance use concerns. Dr. Schurr believes that in order for change to occur, a person must feel respected and understood within the therapeutic relationship. He works to create a safe and trusting environment where students can feel free to explore their areas of concern. Dr. Schurr integrates a variety of counseling techniques into his work including exploration of interpersonal relationships, an examination of one's patterns of thinking and feeling, and an assessment of one's strengths.