LIFE AT WSU

  • Counseling Services

    Your college years can be among the most exciting and gratifying of your life. At times, however, you may feel significant amounts of stress, confusion, and uncertainty. The staff of Worcester State University’s Counseling Center understands the emotional pressure that many of our students experience.

    We're here to help you through these challenges, supporting you while you resolve a psychosocial issue, enhance your personal growth, and strengthen your academic skills and performance. We also are actively involved in the campus-wide commitment to prevent and respond to sexual assaults. And we’re energetically expanding the university community’s understanding of the mental health issues faced by college students.  We provide the following services at no charge to you:

    • Individual counseling
    • Group counseling
    • Sexual assault prevention and response
    • Consultation
    • Outreach services

    We collaborate with offices within the Student Affairs Division such as Military Affairs/Veterans Services—as well as with divisions within Academic Affairs—to foster discussions among students, faculty, and administrators about mental health issues and the social stigma of mental illness.

    Here’s a sample of our recent programs:
    • “Mental Health and Film”—film series presented in WSU residence halls
    • The Student Support Network—six-week outreach training program that aims to increase the number of students who can identify and refer peers with significant mental health needs to appropriate resources
    • Diversity lecture—part of the annual Diversity Lecture Series, which features one or more lectures about a mental health issue. These lectures are cosponsored by Active Minds—a student-led group that seeks to eliminate the stigma around college student mental health—the Psychology Department, and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development