About Us

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About Us

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.

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Mission of Diversity

The Personal Counseling Center supports the College’s commitment to diversity as a Catholic and Dominican institution as “a key component of our collective pursuit of truth, promoting rigorous exploration of diverse ideas and theories, critical engagement with the world, cross-cultural understanding, innovation in problem-solving, and collaboration across differences within and beyond the classroom.” It also supports the College’s commitment to “cultivating policies, practices, and structures that assure an equitable and hospitable community for all students, staff, and faculty.”

At The Personal Counseling Center, we seek to foster an environment that affirms diversity, by promoting awareness, safety, and respect for the dignity of all. As clinicians, we serve people of all races, color, size, gender, sexual orientation, SES, nationality, religion, spirituality and ability.

Commitment to Anti-Racism

We acknowledge the history of racism and the depths of suffering endured by many generations.  Our commitment is be fully present through mindful listening, acknowledging, accepting, validating, and taking purposeful action to support, speak out and contribute to healing. 

We take responsibility for addressing racism as it manifests within our individual, interpersonal, professional and institutional realms.  We are committed as a group to maintain a practice of reflection and appraisal of our intersectionality and to use that awareness to deepen and strengthen our work with the individuals we are privileged to meet in this life toward equity, healing and peace.

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Contact Information

Personal Counseling

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm during the academic year
Lower Bedford Hall

If you are experiencing an emergency on campus, please contact Public Safety at 401-865-2222. For off campus emergencies, contact 911.

After hours mental health support: 
Call 401-865-2343 and press option 2 to speak with an on-call crisis counselor when the office is closed.

Please do not use email to contact Personal Counseling Center staff for urgent/crisis purposes

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