Student Development & Counseling Center

Committed to the Safety, Emotional Health, and Personal Growth of WPI Students

The WPI Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC) is dedicated to promoting the safety, emotional health, and personal growth of all WPI students, as well as cultivating a supportive campus. Services include:

  • Mental health counseling and consultation
  • Student development
  • Community development

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or simply need to talk, remember that you’re not alone—it’s perfectly normal to ask for help.

The SDCC is Here to Help

Call +1-508-831-5540 to make an appointment or visit us at the West Street House, 157 West Street (off Institute Road). We’re here between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our walk-in hours are Monday - Friday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 
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Need to Get in Touch Immediately?

Call +1-508-831-5540. For emergencies, call Campus Police at +1-508-831-5555 or dial 911.

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Where students are trained and committed to improving the quality of life for all members of the WPI community.

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You are not alone

Over 50% of WPI students benefit from SDCC services.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Charlie Morse
    Title: Assistant Dean for Student Development
    Director of Counseling

    Charlie, who also serves as Assistant Dean for Student Development, works directly with students and oversees WPI’s innovative training and consultation programs.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Matt Barry
    Title: Counselor

    Matt has interests in acceptance and commitment therapy and gender (particularly men’s issues and masculinity) and social justice concerns, including racism and homophobia.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Sabrina Rebecchi
    Title: Counselor

    Sabrina’s interests include expressive therapies such as dance and art, self-compassion and personal growth, coping with grief and loss, body image, family stressors, and life transitions.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Phyllis Fitzsimmons
    Title: Counselor

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  • Susie Fairchild

    Staff Profile

    Name: Susie Driscoll Fairchild
    Title: Counselor

    Sue is in her second year at Lesley University, where she is pursuing a MA in mental health counseling. She has volunteered at Casa Myrna Vazquez Transitional Living, a domestic violence s

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Kate Richey
    Title: Clinical Intern

    Kate is in her final year at Boston College where she is pursuing an MA in mental health counseling.

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  • Lorna Fermin

    Staff Profile

    Name: Lorna Fermin
    Title: Clinical Intern

    Lorna’s approach to counseling is to provide a safe space for individuals to bring their thoughts/feelings. It is important to her for both client and therapist to become therapeutic allies.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Deborah Bordage
    Title: Office Services Coordinator

    Deborah is responsible for making appointments and greeting students. She completed her MS in school counseling. She cares deeply for all students and wants to see them succeed.

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  • Staff Profile

    Name: Daniel J. Kirsch, MD
    Title: Consulting Psychiatrist

    Dr. Kirsch has developed a specialty in the psychiatric care of college students and is a local and national leader in this area.

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