Students may come to Psychological Services during times of crisis and high stress, when they are having trouble coping, when they are faced with making difficult decisions, or when they feel they need to talk about issues bothering them.
Confidential counseling is available for both crisis intervention and short-term therapy for students in distress. Services are short-term and are not meant to replace long-term care; for long-term care a Brown counselor can provide a referral to a Providence-area therapist. Records are confidential and are not made a part of a student's medical record. Psychological Services also offers groups and workshops. These programs change from semester to semester, and students are invited to request a new group or workshop.
Free, confidential counseling for Brown students is offered Mondays through Fridays during the academic year at the Psychological Services office in J. Walter Wilson, Room 516, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (401) 863-3476 to make an appointment to speak with a therapist, or simply come to the office. Weekend on-call therapists are also available by calling the office at (401) 863-3476.