Health & Wellness


The Counseling Department is located in the Rahauser Counseling Center, which is inside the Rutherford Health and Wellness Center in the northeast corner of campus along McFarland Road. Our professional counselors help students with issues such as homesickness, anxiety/stress management, grief and loss, and relationship and family problems. To contact the Counseling Department directly, call 717-328-6104 or 717-328-6344. For more information on our counseling services, please see our brochure. More information on each of our counselors, as well as ways to contact them, can be found in their biographies.

Susan Rahauser, director of student counseling services, and Paul Galey, school counselor, provide counseling to help students cope with adolescence so they can rediscover their academic focus. The counselors are available for weekday appointments or walk-ins, or in case of emergency.

Appointments can be scheduled with any one of our counselors directly by email or telephone. In addition to our own counselors, outside referrals are available. While meetings with our counselors at Mercersburg Academy are included in tuition fees, meetings with outside licensed professionals are handled on a “fee for service” basis and are any costs are the responsibility of the family.

Meet the Counselors

List of 2 members.

  • Susan Rahauser 

    Director of Student Counseling Services
  • Paul Galey 

    Religion Faculty & School Counselor
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236