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

Bryant Counseling Services remains committed to supporting all students’ wellbeing and resilience. In light of the campus transition to online course delivery during Winter break 2020/2021, and the current COVID-19 crisis, as well as recommendations from the Rhode Island Governor’s Office and the CDC, the Office of Counseling Services will be delivering counseling sessions (to Bryant students enrolled in a graduate program, a winter session program, or living on campus during winter break) via telephone or Zoom Health from November 24, 2020 through the winter break, and re-opening for the start of the Spring 2021 semester. 

Counselors are available M-F from 8:30AM-4:30PM for free, confidential counseling or consultation

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

Students interested in initiating counseling services can email Bryant Counseling Services: bcs@bryant.edu to set up a meeting with a counselor via phone or Zoom. Prior to these meetings, students will be asked to sign an informed consent form for telehealth and to provide student ID information. In some cases, telehealth may be prohibited by state law. Your assigned counselor will talk through your needs with you and help find the appropriate resources if it is out of our scope of services.

Finding a counselor in your area: 
Sometimes students prefer to work with a provider off campus. A counselor can also help you with local referrals in your area.