Counseling Services is a confidential resource for students where they can access support to help manage their emotional well being. Services offered include short term-individual therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach educational programs, and referrals.

To set up an appointment contact us at 401-598-1016 




Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is provided in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Sessions typically last for 50 minutes. During this time you will meet privately with a counselor to talk about your concerns and will work collaboratively with them to set goals that will address your needs. 

Crisis Intervention

Counseling Services provides urgent coverage during business hours, so that students in crisis may be assisted immediately. After business hours, crisis services are accessed by calling Campus Safety & Security. Depending on the nature of the crisis, they in turn may page the on-call counselor or other emergency services.


Clinical Counselors are available to consult with students, faculty and staff, as well as parents and families who are concerned about the emotional well-being of a student. To request consultation please contact the office.

Educational Programming

Counseling Services engages in various outreach educational programs throughout the year. Our primary program is a suicide prevention program called Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This training is available for students, faculty, and staff. For more information or to request training please contact our office.





Online Resources

The following self-help resources are not meant to replace a face-to-face consultation with a trained, licensed professional, but they can serve as a useful starting point to obtain information or help. Links to external websites are provided solely for the convenience of users. These sites are not managed by JWU Counseling Services and we assume no responsibility for their content.

General Mental Health

Specific Mental Health Concerns

Alcohol and Addiction

Domestic Violence

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence  

Eating Disorders



Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ)

Meditation and Relaxation

Self Injury

S.A.F.E. Alternatives

Sexual Assault

  • Day One is a local agency providing services for sexual assault victims.
  • RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline

Sleep Issues

Sleep Foundation  

Stress Management and Reduction

Suicide Prevention


Confidentiality & Important Information

Counseling Services observes a policy of confidentiality that conforms to federal and state law.

Counseling Services does not provide long term care, court ordered treatment, or counseling that is involved in litigation. Counseling cannot be mandated or required for students, however in life-threatening situations; authorities at JWU may require a safety assessment for a student.