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Personal Counseling

The college years are exciting and challenging.  At times the demands can be complicated and daunting.  The Personal Counseling Center is a place where students can expect professional assistance with emotional and psycho-social concerns.  Anxiety, confusion, depression, and anger are among the many psychological obstacles to well-being, and often diminish potential and achievement.  Asking for help during vulnerable times is a sign of strength.  A counselor can give feedback, encourage further questioning, validate self-awareness and responsibility, and support students until self confidence is secure again.

Full time undergraduate students are eligible for all services of the Personal Counseling Center. Part time undergraduates, School of Continuing Education students and graduate students are eligible for consultation and referral when appropriate.

All services are confidential within the limits of the law and professional ethics.

Mission Statement

The Personal Counseling Center supports the mission of the Providence College Community by contributing to the personal development of undergraduate students. The professional counseling staff provides a program of high quality individual and group counseling services, developmental and preventative programming, as well as, supportive and consultative services for the faculty and administration.

The Personal Counseling Center contributes to the college’s effort to maintain a safe and academically conducive environment by providing crisis management services for students and emergency consultation to the college administration, faculty, and staff. All of the professional functions of the Personal Counseling Center enhance the potential success of students in the academic and social environment of the College as well as in the personal and developmental aspects of their lives.