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Student Development & Counseling Center


In order to restrict person-to-person contact in light of the COVID-19 virus, the Student Development & Counseling Center (SDCC) has shifted to offering remote services to students rather than face-to-face sessions. The SDCC will continue to provide consultation to students, faculty and staff who have concerns about a student's mental and emotional well-being. Consultation can be accessed with the same contact information listed above. From afar, the SDCC remains committed to the well-being of our WPI students. Routine counseling and psychiatric appointments for existing clients will be conducted by secure video-conference. Services are always free and confidential, and if students need guidance, support, or just someone to talk to, they’re encouraged to contact us to set up an appointment for individual, couples, or group counseling. Unless otherwise arranged, students schedule appointments by calling on the day they would like to be seen. Students can call to arrange these same-day appointments starting at 8:30 AM ET. During these scheduled appointments, the clinician will focus on clarifying and working on goals for treatment, then they will make a recommendation about next steps (following up as-needed, joining a group, helping students connect with specialists in the area, etc.). are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm EST each day while students are in session. Our summer hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

WPI SDCC: COVID-19 Update for Summer Sessions:

Beginning Summer E1 session, SDCC will continue regular summer hours of operation (8am-4:30pm) and modify how our services are offered, as follows:

SDCC clinicians can provide services to students who are living in Massachusetts. 

Current WPI students who are still in Massachusetts, and want to begin or continue SDCC services can start the process by completing the teletherapy consent form and emailing it to sdcc@wpi.edu or by leaving a voicemail (including contact information) at 508-831-5540. A clinician will be in touch about scheduling and setting up the video-conference technology.

Students who are having a mental-health crisis:

Students living on campus:  During normal working hours (8 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday), please call SDCC (508-831-5540). For after-hours crises, please call Campus Police (508-831-5555), dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Students living off-campus: please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Students who are residing outside of Massachusetts and need mental health services are strongly encouraged to seek care locallyIf you need assistance in finding a provider, you can contact a university or college in your area or your Primary Care Physician to ask for their list of local providers.

There are three online search engines which may also help:

If needed, you may also email sdcc@wpi.edu for additional help in finding local resources.

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

The SDCC offers free, confidential mental health counseling and consultation services for individuals, couples, and groups, as well as crisis intervention and referrals to local specialists as necessary. Without exception, each student will be treated with compassion and respect, and counselors will work with them to set goals, identify obstacles, and move in a valued direction.

Additionally, the SDCC hosts trainings, workshops, and presentations that are designed to foster personal growth and skills for success.

Students interested in learning more about the SDCC and its services are encouraged to email us or call us at 508-831-5540. The SDCC strives to provide meaningful care focused on students' immediate needs, and has a range of follow-up options available based each unique situation.

Counseling Psychology Internship Opportunities

Graduate students can take advantage of exceptional training opportunities in counseling psychology through the SDCC.