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Personal Counseling and Wellness

WELCOME!

We offer short term confidential counseling to help when a student needs assistance.  Our dedicated team is here to provide students with a safe and confidential environment, whether they are seeking support for personal growth, relationships, mental health, or any other aspects of life. We offer counseling at our four main campuses (Warwick, Lincoln, Providence, and Newport) M-F 8:00 am to 4 pm.  To schedule an appointment, you can send an email to:  [email protected] or you can fill out our intake form:

Student Counseling Referral Form

 

If are experiencing an emergency while on campus, please dial campus police at 401-825-2000 or if you are in immediate danger please dial 911.

Additional Emergency Resources here (including after hours support)

 

 

CCRI Counseling Location and Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Cell phone (between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays):  401.871.3324
  • Warwick Office: Field House Room 8208 - Phone: 401.825.2021
  • Lincoln Office: Room 1311 - Phone: 401.333.7053
  • Providence Office: Room 2227

After hours

telus

CCRI has also partnered with Telus Health, a counseling service which is available to you free of charge  24/7.

TELUS Health

 

Off-Campus Counseling   

You can find an extensive list of referrals for local Rhode Island counselors, as well as mental health agencies and programs

Off-Campus Counseling 

Meet the Staff: 

Sylvain Loize, MA, LMHC 

My name is Sylvain Loize,  but I usually go by Syl. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, and continued onto my Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Lesley University. Before coming to CCRI, I worked in a community mental health center as a clinical therapist in New Bedford, MA. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my mountain bike, sailing, and photography.

Heidi Josephson, MIB, M.Ed., LMHC

I received my undergraduate degree from Lehigh University, a Masters in Psychology – Athletic Counseling from Springfield College and earned a certificate of advanced clinical counseling from RI College. Prior to CCRI, I worked as a Sr. Clinical Therapist for Lifespan/Gateway. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, Maggie Mae, walking, swimming, and traveling.

Favorite quote: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Wellness and Outside Resources

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I find a counselor?

Our counselors are located in Room 8208 (Warwick), Room 2227 (Providence) and Room 1311 (Lincoln). 

When should I seek support from a personal counselor?

Our goal is to help you be a successful student during your time at CCRI. If you are in need of emotional support due to personal or academic stressors, we are here to listen and help. Our counselors also assist students in areas including managing life stress or crisis, finding community resources, and developing coping skills to improve mental health and wellness. 

What are some examples of reasons for seeing a personal counselor?

Some reasons students seek counseling is for support with depression and anxiety, stress, self-esteem/identity issues, loss or loneliness, relationship concerns including domestic violence and other personal or academic related stressors among others. We also help students with referrals to community support/resources. 

Does counseling cost anything to students?

No, there is no cost to see a counselor. We do not bill insurance. 

How many sessions is typical? 

Counseling services at the college are meant to be short-term. The number of appointments varies based on the student's needs and will be determined by student and personal counselor. Personal counselors can help you find long-term services, as appropriate.

 

Confidentiality Information 

Information students share with personal counselors is confidential and protected by law and college policies. All meetings held with the personal counselor will remain confidential unless the student gives permission to share information with related parties. As personal counselors, we respect the rights of confidentiality of personal information disclosed during the course of the conversation between ourselves and students, except in the following cases:

- If the student presents a danger to themselves or others (for example, if experiencing serious suicidal ideation)

-If we have reason to believe that you or someone you know might be neglecting children or a vulnerable adult, we are required by law to report this to the appropriate college officials.

-If the student gives written permission for the information to be shared

-In legal matters, confidentiality cannot always be guaranteed

As mandated reporters, we are bound by Federal and State law to break confidentiality in the situations mentioned above and will do so to protect our students. The personal counselors may consult with other school officials but will only share the information necessary to achieving the goals of the consultation.