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.

Student Support Network

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


WPI awarded JedCAMPUS Seal

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: Assistant Director for Community Development

    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: Assistant Director for Student Development

    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: Assistant Director for Counseling Services

    Phyllis' interests include helping students with stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as with exploring life transitions & furthering personal growth.

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  • Susie Fairchild

    Staff Profile

    Name: Susie Driscoll Fairchild
    Title: Counselor

    Susie's interests include stress, anxiety, and depression as well as spiritual/existential exploration.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Kate Richey
    Title: Prevention Coordinator

    Kate joined the SDCC in 2014. In her role as prevention coordinator, she focuses on sexual violence education and prevention.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Michael Hendrickson
    Title: Clinical Intern

    Michael's interests including depression, anxiety, life transitions and identity development. He approaches counseling from the standpoint that the client is the expert of their own life.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Monica Rosskothen
    Title: Clinical Intern

    Monica's interests include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, personal growth, and empowerment. Her approach to counseling is eclectic, and is tailored to fit the needs of her clients.

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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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