Goodwin College’s culture is one of support, compassion, and community. Offering help to those in need is the College’s highest priority.
Stephanie Frascadore, Goodwin College Therapist, is well equipped to offer the assistance needed with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University.
“I’ve noticed that it’s a relief for our students to be able to talk to someone,” she noted. “They have academic stress and personal life stress, and they want a space to feel heard.”
Frascadore is always available to lend an ear and share her professional advice. “I’m able to provide students with the resources that they need. Goodwin has a food pantry, a diaper bank, a tutoring center, accessibility accommodations for students with disabilities, and other services.”
She also provides students with information on seeking help outside of Goodwin when dealing with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, housing, and child care.
Taking the step to seek help can be difficult, but it will provide a variety of benefits. “If you’re nervous about seeking help, you’re not the first and you won’t be the last,” she commented. “Sometimes students don’t have the support of their family or friends, so they need support from others.”
Being able to work through any issue a student may have and actually see the relief on their face is what makes her job so meaningful. “It’s so rewarding when students realize their potential,” she stated.
Frascadore has an open door policy with flexible hours.
For more information on what to expect and resources available, click here www.goodwin.edu/counseling