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Counseling Center​

The RIC Counseling Center cares about the mental and physical well-being of our students and College community. As such, we have implemented the following changes. Please note that as this situation continues to evolve, our policies may be updated to reflect necessary changes.

  • To schedule an appointment, leave a voicemail at our main telephone number (401) 456 – 8094 the Counseling Center.
  • Until further notice, face-to-face appointments will not take place but will occur through phone or video platform. Information will be sent once appointment is confirmed.
  • Our staff remains available over the phone during our business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
  • Any time of day or night you can call the RIC HOPE Line, and speak with a licensed clinician 401-456-HOPE (4673)
  • If you have a question about an appointment with us, or our services please call our main telephone number: 401-456-8094, and leave a voicemail, including your name, phone number and best times to reach you. Someone will be in touch shortly during our business hours.

During this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus, it’s normal to feel an increase in stress and sense of isolation. As a form of support, we are providing a “drop in” video-group for any RIC student who wishes to connect with others and process experiences. The group will be held on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. If you are interested in joining the group, please complete the consent form and send it to alora@ric.edu.

Arranging an appointment:

Please call our main telephone number: 401-456-8094, and leave a voice mail, including your name, phone number and best times to reach you. Someone will be in touch shortly during our business hours.

If you need Emergency Support, please dial 911.

RIC HOPE Line

Do you feel distressed? Do you wish to speak with someone? Please call the 24/7 Rhode Island College HOPE line: 401-456-HOPE (4673). The HOPE line is in addition to the counseling center and has been established to provide continuous support to our campus community. Please note that if you are in need of immediate support, please dial 911 and proceed to your local emergency room.

Confidentiality

There is nothing wrong with coming for counseling. In fact, we regard it as a sign of strength and often courage. Yet people sometimes hesitate because of concerns about privacy. To allay these concerns, the Counseling Center maintains a strict policy of confidentiality, in accord with the ethical rules of the American Psychological Association.

Page last updated: August 19, 2020