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Counseling and Support

The Office of Counseling Services provides a range of clinical services and mental health support at no cost to undergraduate and graduate students who experience emotional distress. 

To speak with a mental health professional over the phone, call 203-582-8680 and follow the prompts. This service is available 24/7.

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Overview

Whether it's the stress of leaving home and adjusting to the college experience, or the pressures of final exam week, we know life as a student can be challenging. We're here to help.

Our counselors are licensed by the State of Connecticut and can diagnose and treat a variety of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, sexual violence, eating disorders, grief, and alcohol or drug abuse. We strive to promote the educational success of students by supporting their intellectual, emotional, and social development through the provision of culturally aware clinical services. Our staff is committed to creating a welcoming and affirming space where all members of the QU community are valued and celebrated.

Services we offer include:
  • Diagnostic Evaluation
    Each student seeking help through the counseling service is evaluated by the counselor assigned to the case. At the end of the first visit, the diagnostic evaluation is completed, and the student is given feedback regarding the nature of the problem and how it might be resolved or treated.

  • Urgent Visit Services
    Emergency evaluation and intervention are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any student in crisis is seen promptly by a counselor during reserved urgent visit hours. If a student feels that they can’t wait, they should call 203-582-8680 and follow the prompts to speak with a mental health professional over the phone, or go directly to the emergency rooms of Yale-New Haven Hospital or The Hospital of Saint Raphael.

  • Same Day Appointments
    Students may contact the Counseling Center by calling 203-582-8680 or checking the online form.

  • Individual Counseling
    Confidential consultation with a counselor is available to any undergraduate or graduate student. In this modality, counselors generally rely upon brief treatment methods.

  • Group Therapy
    For many issues facing our students, group therapy can be a very helpful type of treatment. Our therapy groups encourage peer support, promote emotional wellbeing, and increase a felt sense of connection. View a list of therapy groups offered (MyQ login required)

  • Consultation to Faculty and Staff
    Counselors frequently provide consultation to faculty members or staff who may have concerns about the well-being or functioning of a student. For consultation services, counselors may be contacted by phone or email.

  • Outreach Programs
    Outreach Programs are offered to the university community as requested. Typical presentation topics include introduction to the Office of Counseling Services, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, mindfulness, etc.

  • Referral and Consultation to Off-Campus Physicians and Therapists
    In situations where a student has requested a referral to a community provider or has been referred to an off campus mental health professional, we can assist in transfer of care. With the student’s permission our counselors will contact the provider and share their evaluation of the student being referred.

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Health Services

Our Student Health Services staff members are licensed health care professionals. They provide a range of services to support the health and well-being of our students throughout the year, from minor and acute treatments to ongoing health education.

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Fitness and Recreation

There is no shortage of recreational opportunities at Quinnipiac. From yoga and Zumba® classes to road races and hikes — our Mount Carmel Campus is across from Sleeping Giant State Park, after all — we have fun activities for every level of fitness.

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Support Services

The Learning Commons provides a wide range of academic support services geared toward individual strengths, learning styles and goals. Our approach does more than raise test scores. Peer educators and support staff members teach students to think and learn with intention and to make connections between many academic disciplines.

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