Skip to main content
Get Help Now: If you or someone you know is in imminent danger or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call WPI Campus Police at 508-831-5555 (if on campus) or call 911 (if off-campus) immediately.

The SDCC’s team of experienced professionals is here to support your mental health, emotional well-being, and interpersonal growth. We offer a variety of clinical services––including short-term individual counseling, group sessions, and crisis interventions––and will partner with you to identify the tools, resources, and strategies that can help you meet your academic, social, and personal goals. This might take one session, or it might require a little more support. Either way, you are not alone, and we are here to support you on your WPI journey.

Students call us for many reasons, including:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Facing relationship difficulties (e.g., roommates, family, friends, significant others)
  • Feeling lonely, lost, or out of place
  • Having difficulty with alcohol, drugs, gambling, or food
  • Experiencing a loss

Our services––which are always free and confidential and are available to both undergraduate and graduate students––are offered in a welcoming, respectful, and accessible environment that embraces and celebrates the diversity of the entire WPI community.

Currently, counseling with the SDCC is available for students who are physically located in Massachusetts. If you are not currently in Massachusetts, you are still eligible for a brief consultation meeting if you would like to discuss your situation and learn how to find a care provider in your state.

We know reaching out for help is not easy. We have added an online scheduling tool to make it easy for students to schedule appointments, and our after-hours telehealth line (508-831-5540) connects students to trained mental health professionals after normal business hours and on weekends/holidays.

Confidentiality

The SDCC is dedicated to creating an inclusive, respectful, and comfortable environment where students can share openly and work with counselors to set goals, identify obstacles, and move in a positive direction. Confidentiality is taken very seriously, and only under certain, very specific conditions (outlined in the confidentiality policy (PDF) will counselors share information outside of the SDCC.

Traveling for IQP/MQP

Because of constraints established by state professional licensure laws, the SDCC counselors and interns are not able to provide psychotherapy remotely to students studying away.  Therefore, the SDCC counselors and interns cannot engage in providing mental health treatment to students studying in different countries and states (this includes Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and telephone exchanges).  If you are in need of therapy while you are traveling, the Global Experience Office has a resource in place that students can access. Please connect with their office for more information at global@wpi.edu.

Students in need of more intensive treatment or long-term care are referred to local area specialists. Additionally, all students have access to our Shrinkspace referral community where you can view profiles of local providers as you seek an off-campus therapist who meets your needs.