The Center for Counseling and Student Development is a campus agency staffed by professional psychologists and counselors trained to help you discover ways to cope with problems. Our staff has a commitment to meeting the special needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, race, gender, ability and sexual orientation. Our services are confidential with regard to legal and professional guidelines of the State of Rhode Island.
Full-time and residential undergraduate students are eligible to use all of our services free-of-charge. Free consultation and referral services are available for part-time undergraduate students, faculty, staff and administrators.
The Center is located on the second floor of the Center for Student Development, across from Cedar Hall.
The Center's hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year. Summer and January hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of concerns. Everyone expresses problems differently. Everyone's problems are legitimate and can be helped. The following are some of the reasons a person might come for help:
Individual, couple, family and group counseling are provided in a confidential setting. Our orientation tends to be short-term and solution-focused with the goal of helping you to deal with various personal and interpersonal concerns.
Developmental workshops are educational, supportive or skill-oriented in approach. General outreach, residence hall and minority outreach programs can be requested in advance for classes, housing units or other Roger Williams University groups.
Staff, faculty and administrators may wish to consult with the Center's staff about a student or about their own concerns. We can provide you with a referral to a therapist in the community if ongoing counseling is recommended.
At night or on weekends, crisis services are provided either by the Center's staff or by East Bay Mental Health. For assistance with mental health emergencies, first contact a Student Life staff member (e.g., an R.A.) to initiate emergency procedures.