Counseling & Wellness
Acknowledging that you need help is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength. Therapy is a process in which a student is guided by a trained professional in order to gain a deeper self-understanding and to identify more effective ways of responding to life’s challenges. Goodwin currently has one full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) on site who will gently encourage you to make the changes that will ultimately put you on a better path.
Counseling services are free, confidential and available to currently enrolled students.
Students visit counseling services for a variety of reasons, including:
- Mental Health: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia
- Relationships: family, friends, partner, bereavement
- Financial: medical, housing, food, clothing, employment
- Physical: low self-esteem, identity, transgender, poor body image, eating disorder
- Academic: not knowing how to study, struggling with a learning disability or yet to be identified, challenges with a professor, not getting accepted into your career choice, low GPA
Good therapy is all about helping the client to feel better, to make healthy decisions and set healthy boundaries, to move from a place of poor emotional health to good emotional health, to make connections with others, and to replace sadness, anxiety, anger, and frustration with happiness, peace, and hopefulness for the future.
After an initial assessment the therapist will have a better understanding of whether brief or long-term therapy is in the student’s best interest. If necessary, they can also provide the student with referrals to outside services that can address a variety of problems (ex. housing, medical, employment).
To make an appointment, contact:Lynn Gamache, LCSW
- (860) 913-2072
- 144B (emergency walk-ins welcome)
Last Modified: 8/28/2014Scroll