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Counseling Services

Hours

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

June and August Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4 pm

July Hours:
Closed

Contact Counseling Services

Appointments are preferred. Please call, email, or set up an appointment in person!
Unistructure 2nd level, diagonally across from Faculty Suite H
Office 401-232-6045
Emergencies 401-232-6911
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

The Office of Counseling Services provides a place for students to discuss multifaceted changes in a private and confidential setting. 

Staff

Noelle Harris, PhD, LMHC, R.Y.T.

Assistant Dean/Director of Counseling, Religious, and Spiritual Life

Robert A. Richards, MS, LMHC, LCDP

Associate Director

Noelle Harris, PhD, LMHC, R.Y.T.

Assistant Dean/Director of Counseling, Religious, and Spiritual Life

Robert A. Richards, MS, LMHC, LCDP

Associate Director

Counseling helps students cope with challenges and make sound decisions. Students who are experiencing serious emotional difficulties, or who require specialized or longer term treatment, can receive referrals to professional services off campus. Services are free of charge. The staff follows strict professional codes of confidentiality. Counseling records are not part of University records.

Counseling helps students cope with challenges and make sound decisions. Students who are experiencing serious emotional difficulties, or who require specialized or longer term treatment, can receive referrals to professional services off campus. Services are free of charge. The staff follows strict professional codes of confidentiality. Counseling records are not part of University records.

We seek to support students' health and well-being by providing confidential counseling services, programming, and outreach.  Our mission is to assist college students in their cultivation of resilience, personal values, and their positive sense of agency.  We are committed to providing compassionate, inclusive, and culturally-competent services to help students manage the continuum of developmental adjustments and mental health concerns.

Common Issues in Counseling

  • Stress
  • Adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Academic 
  • Loneliness
  • Family matters
  • Eating concerns
  • Grief/Loss
  • Overcoming Test Anxiety
  • Performance anxiety
  • Roommate issues
  • Sexuality
  • Time management
  • Alcohol/substance use & misuse
  • Identity
  • Sexual Assault
  • Self esteem
  • Body image

Please call 401-232-6045, email bcs@bryant.edu, or set up an appointment in person!

We seek to support students' health and well-being by providing confidential counseling services, programming, and outreach.  Our mission is to assist college students in their cultivation of resilience, personal values, and their positive sense of agency.  We are committed to providing compassionate, inclusive, and culturally-competent services to help students manage the continuum of developmental adjustments and mental health concerns.

Common Issues in Counseling

  • Stress
  • Adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Academic 
  • Loneliness
  • Family matters
  • Eating concerns
  • Grief/Loss
  • Overcoming Test Anxiety
  • Performance anxiety
  • Roommate issues
  • Sexuality
  • Time management
  • Alcohol/substance use & misuse
  • Identity
  • Sexual Assault
  • Self esteem
  • Body image

Please call 401-232-6045, email bcs@bryant.edu, or set up an appointment in person!

Appointments are preferred. Please call, email, or set up an appointment in person!

Please review the following document to determine which type of appointment you need with Counseling Services. We understand that each situation is unique and cannot be fully described in this document, and that a feeling of emergency or crisis is self-defined.  We will respond accordingly based on your described level of urgency.

What Type of Appointment is Right for Me?

While you are waiting for your counseling appointment, you can also review the following document.

While you wait for your appointment

Appointments are preferred. Please call, email, or set up an appointment in person!

Please review the following document to determine which type of appointment you need with Counseling Services. We understand that each situation is unique and cannot be fully described in this document, and that a feeling of emergency or crisis is self-defined.  We will respond accordingly based on your described level of urgency.

What Type of Appointment is Right for Me?

While you are waiting for your counseling appointment, you can also review the following document.

While you wait for your appointment

You are a member of the Bryant community and SSN’s main goal is to support you in looking out for one another. When students experience difficulty, they are most likely to turn to their friends and peers for support. Bryant’s SSN training program aims to equip you with the tools and confidence to support and help your friends when they need you. We will cover:

  • Essential interpersonal skills such as active listening and empathy
  • Recognizing and responding to signs of distress and crisis
  • Ways to support friends and connect them with resources that can provide help

The sessions are highly interactive and focus on real issues and concerns.  The training sessions are 1.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks. Attendance is important, and students are asked to make a commitment to attend all 6 sessions.

There is no obligation following the training. The primary goal of SSN is to expand and enrich the campus support network so every member of the Bryant community has people looking out for him or her—and all know where to go for help when things get tough.

What are the benefits of becoming an SSN member?

  • Learn valuable social/support skills that will enhance your personal and professional relationships. It will serve you far beyond Bryant.
  • Become a skilled and knowledgeable resource to help your friends and peers
  • Have the opportunity to meet new people within the Bryant University community

Am I right for SSN?

Yes!  If you care about Bryant and your friends and want to take part in this training, then you are right for SSN. Many SSN members are seen as leaders on campus, in their organizations, and among their friends. However, these skills are for everyone! They will not only serve you while here at Bryant, but in your relationships and career as you move forward.

If you're interested in the SSN training series, the next step is to complete the quick online SSN Application. If the next session doesn’t fit your schedule, we can keep your information on record for a future session. Once you’ve applied, we'll contact you to set up a short interview prior to your training to get to know you and complete some paperwork. 

You are a member of the Bryant community and SSN’s main goal is to support you in looking out for one another. When students experience difficulty, they are most likely to turn to their friends and peers for support. Bryant’s SSN training program aims to equip you with the tools and confidence to support and help your friends when they need you. We will cover:

  • Essential interpersonal skills such as active listening and empathy
  • Recognizing and responding to signs of distress and crisis
  • Ways to support friends and connect them with resources that can provide help

The sessions are highly interactive and focus on real issues and concerns.  The training sessions are 1.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks. Attendance is important, and students are asked to make a commitment to attend all 6 sessions.

There is no obligation following the training. The primary goal of SSN is to expand and enrich the campus support network so every member of the Bryant community has people looking out for him or her—and all know where to go for help when things get tough.

What are the benefits of becoming an SSN member?

  • Learn valuable social/support skills that will enhance your personal and professional relationships. It will serve you far beyond Bryant.
  • Become a skilled and knowledgeable resource to help your friends and peers
  • Have the opportunity to meet new people within the Bryant University community

Am I right for SSN?

Yes!  If you care about Bryant and your friends and want to take part in this training, then you are right for SSN. Many SSN members are seen as leaders on campus, in their organizations, and among their friends. However, these skills are for everyone! They will not only serve you while here at Bryant, but in your relationships and career as you move forward.

If you're interested in the SSN training series, the next step is to complete the quick online SSN Application. If the next session doesn’t fit your schedule, we can keep your information on record for a future session. Once you’ve applied, we'll contact you to set up a short interview prior to your training to get to know you and complete some paperwork. 

Counseling Services offers wellness programming including meditation, yoga, lunch discussion sessions, and workshops. Current programming is available on the University Events Calendar.

Counseling Services offers wellness programming including meditation, yoga, lunch discussion sessions, and workshops. Current programming is available on the University Events Calendar.