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Counseling Center

From left to right, front row: Tom Lavin, Donna Lamoureux, Andrew Keith, Denise Smith
Back row: Rhonda Beck, Catherine Conroy, Jan Park, Ryan Porell


Growth and development are the natural state of all stages of life. Although the college years are a time of tremendous growth, learning, and excitement, they are also invariably a time of challenge, stress, and, at times, distress and conflict.

The Counseling Center at Rhode Island College exists to help students fully develop their intellectual, emotional and social potential, and to alleviate the distress and conflicts which may interfere with that development. We offer a wide range of services to assist students in their efforts to learn and thrive during a life stage and in an environment of both great opportunity and challenge. Our main function is individual counseling and short-term psychotherapy for personal, career, and educational problems. In addition, we offer a variety of group workshops and programs, vocational interest and personality testing, substance abuse evaluation, crisis intervention, self-help literature and audiotapes, and a stress management laboratory. When problems are beyond our resources or competence, we can refer you to appropriate services in the community.

All of these services, which are available to any current Rhode Island College student, are free, confidential and professional.

Page last updated: April 11, 2014