Psychological Services provides assessment, brief psychotherapy, and crisis intervention to all Brown students. When a student calls for an appointment, an intake is scheduled with one of the therapists on staff. At the end of this initial visit, the student and the clinician decide whether to schedule further appointments. If the student is interested in ongoing therapy beyond seven sessions, the clinician makes a referral to therapists in the community. When appropriate, a medication consultation is scheduled with one of our staff psychiatrists.
We consider it to be a sign of strength when a student decides to seek help. We know that the counseling process can result in healthier adjustments and personal growth for people who seek it.
Students from all of the diverse backgrounds represented in the Brown community make use of our services. They come to us during times of crisis and high stress, when their usual coping mechanisms are not working well, or when they are faced with making difficult decisions. They may be having problems relating to friends, roommates or family; struggling academically; having difficulty declaring a concentration; or feeling anxious or depressed.
Our staff has many years of experience in dealing with a broad range of problems. We provide crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy, and referral services. We offer consultation to students, faculty and staff who are concerned about the well-being of students. Our appointments are free of charge, our contacts with students are confidential, and we are available when classes are in session.
Please contact our office by phone or come in person to Psychological Services. We do not make appointments via email for confidentiality reasons.
Disclaimer: Psychological Services maintains this site as a resource for Brown students. This site is not intended to replace consultation with your mental health or medical providers, nor does this site provide "on-line" counseling. Please contact us if you have comments, questions or suggestions.