Counseling Services

College students experience great challenges in both their academic and personal lives. Change is constant, and stress often accompanies these new experiences.

Bryant Counseling Services

The office is on the second floor of the Unistructure, near the post office and diagonally across the hall from Faculty Suite H. Hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed in July). Appointments are recommended.
(401) 232-6045
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

The Office of Counseling Services provides a place for students to discuss these multifaceted changes in a private and confidential setting. Counseling helps students cope with these challenges and make sound decisions. Students who are experiencing serious emotional difficulties, or who require specialized or longer-term treatment, can receive referrals to professional services off campus.

Services are free of charge. The staff follows strict professional codes of confidentiality. Counseling records are not part of University records.

Common issues include:

  • Alcohol/substance use and misuse
  • Anxiety (includes overcoming test anxiety, performance anxiety)
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Eating concerns
  • Family matters
  • Grief/Loss
  • Identity
  • Loneliness
  • Relationships
  • Roommate issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Time management

NOTICE: Counseling services through June 30

Due to COVID-19, the Office of Counseling Services will provide services via telephone or Zoom Health through June 30, 2020. Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to provide free, confidential counseling or consultation to all Bryant students currently enrolled in graduate programs or summer classes. 

Students interested in initiating counseling services can email Bryant Counseling Services at bcs@bryant.edu to set up a first meeting with a counselor via phone or Zoom.

The office is closed in July, and will reopen for the fall semester.