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​Personal Counseling Center
Lower Bedford Hall
Phone: (401) 865-2343
Fax: (401) 865-1343-
Answering Service: (401) 865-1333
(answered by Safety and Security)

Personal Counseling Center Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday evenings: by appointment only

After Hours Emergency:
On campus- Please call Security at (401) 865-2222
Off campus - Call 911


The Personal Counseling Center offers support groups and structured skills-building groups for students who are seeking the benefits that come from meeting with peers in a small group format who share similar struggles and concerns about a variety of issues. If there is a group that a student is interested in, they can contact the Personal Counseling Center by calling 865-2343 and ask about information for a specific group.

A student may also ask to speak with the individual counselor who is scheduled to run the group. Groups are offered at various times throughout the academic year so students should call to inquire about a particular group's availability.

Offered Groups:

  • Anonymous - A weekly group for students who want support as they rethink the ways they use substances. 
    *Please contact group leader Susan Ellingwood at 401-865-2343 to discuss joining this group.
  • Mood group - A weekly support group for students who seek better management of their moods.
    *Please contact group leader Susan Ellingwood at 401-865-2343 to discuss joining this group.
  • Support group - When Friends and Loved Ones Struggle with Addiction
    A place to discuss the impact of addiction on relationships and how to remain mindful of your own health and happiness.  All are welcome!
    *Please contact group leader SInead McCarthy at to discuss joining this group. 
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