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In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the counseling center staff will be working with students remotely through confidential telethealth.
In an immediate crisis situation, students off campus should call 911. On campus students should contact University Police at 508-929-8911.
If you are a current client of Counseling Services, please call 508-929-8072 or contact your counselor directly at their personal Worcester State email address to arrange for teletherapy.
If you are new to Counseling Services, please contact email@example.com or 508-929-8072.
The following resources are available to you and may assist in coping and symptom reduction:
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. Concerns that may lead to counseling include:
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:
We’ve compiled a list of apps that may be helpful to you in managing anxiety, mood and other stressors. These apps can be used in addition to meeting with a counselor, but can also be helpful to those who feel they may not need immediate counseling.
800-273-8255Available 24 Hours, 7 Days a weekEnglish/Spanish speakingsuicidepreventionlifeline.org
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are currently facing increased academic and emotional pressures. It is not uncommon for mental health concerns to arise at this time.
If you feel a child, or dependent, is struggling with their mental health, do not hesitate to consult with Counseling Services at 508-929-8072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student is experiencing a mental health crisis, expressing self harm, suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting others, please call 911 or take the student to your local emergency room.
Here are a list of possible red flags you may observe or may be communicated to you:
Students may be used to having more independence. Being at home more often may be challenging and change family dynamics. Here are some tips on how to support your student during this time:
Laura Murphy, M.A./C.A.G.S.Associate Dean of Health and Wellness, Director of Counseling
Kevin Fenlon, M.A., LMHCAssistant Director
Sarah Valois, MSW, LICSW
Julie Glovin, MSW, LICSW
Talita Rodovalho, M.Ed., LMHC
Dianna AquafrescaAdministrative Assistant
Concerned about how you are feeling? On our Counseling Services page in myWSU you can take an online, free and anonymous mental health screening to see if counseling may be right for you.
Appointments are scheduled based on counselor availability. You can schedule an appointment by calling Counseling Services, visiting us in person, or via email. Evening hours are available by appointment.
CONTACT US Counseling ServicesStudent CenterSuite email@example.comOff-Campus EmergenciesWorcester Police Department911