Counseling & Wellness

Click on any of these common concerns for several options. You might be surprised by how many different things you can do to make some changes and feel some relief!

  • Pet Therapy! Puppy love can make most people feel better, don’t you think?
     
  • The Counseling Center sponsors Free Yoga Fridays in the Fitness Center every Friday from 3-4pm. This yoga class for relaxation and stress management will get your blood pumping to release those endorphins and help calm your mind. This is the only class in the Fitness Center that does NOT require a membership.
     
  • Relaxation Coaching is a non-counseling 1:1 appointment with a Counseling Center trained intern. You will be guided through the process of learning to use breathing techniques to help yourself deal with the stress of life. Even students who have tried breathing or meditation before and not liked it say that this is different – they come away feeling more relaxed and empowered to do something when they are freaking out. Email Counseling Center Administrative Assistant Lisa lcampbell@westfield.ma.edu to make an appointment.
  • Browse the web for more info on a few of our favorite anxiety education websites.
     
  • Individual Counseling helps with anxiety!
     
  • If you need to see someone urgently, check out our Crisis & Emergency Services page.
  • Take an anonymous screening. Self-knowledge is power. The Counseling Center partners with Screening for Mental Health to provide online screenings for WSU students. It's a checkup from your neck up!
     
  • It can never hurt to see someone at the Health Center to rule out medical causes for your distress.
     
  • The Counseling Center sponsors Free Yoga Fridays in the Fitness Center every Friday from 3-4pm. Some students find that with yoga, their mind becomes more clear and they can better sort out what to do next. This is the only class in the Fitness Center that does NOT require a membership.
     
  • Even if you’re not ready to commit to counseling, seeing a counselor helps many students determine what’s wrong.
     
  • Is food and eating what you want to focus on changing? Make a free appointment with our Nutritionist, Andrea Reyes, by emailing Counseling Center Administrative Assistant Lisa lcampbell@westfield.ma.edu.
     
  • If you need to see someone urgently, check out our Crisis & Emergency Services page.
  • Here you can find our favorite sites that help with many common concerns of college students.
     
  • Pet Therapy is a non-threatening, friendly way to gather with people who care about their wellbeing. And of course, you get to pet some dogs!
     
  • The Counseling Center sponsors Free Yoga Fridays in the Fitness Center every Friday from 3-4pm. Many students find yoga to be a key factor in managing their mental health. This is the only class in the Fitness Center that does NOT require a membership.
     
  • Participate in a student club that cares about mental health! Email Outreach Counselor Julia jnedry@westfield.ma.edu for info on how to join Tell Me About Your Day.
     
  • Relaxation Coaching is a non-counseling 1:1 appointment with a Counseling Center trained intern. You will be guided through the process of learning to use breathing techniques to help yourself deal with the stress of life. Even students who have tried breathing or meditation before and not liked it say that this is different – they come away feeling more relaxed and empowered to do something when they are freaking out. Email Counseling Center Administrative Assistant Lisa lcampbell@westfield.ma.edu to make an appointment.
     
  • Follow us on Instagram @reachoutWSU for tips on wellness and managing college life. Combat that FOMO with some positivity in your feed!
  • Take a look at our useful websites page to educate yourself on what your friend is struggling with.
     
  • Participate in a student club that cares about mental health! Email Outreach Counselor Julia jnedry@westfield.ma.edu for info on how to join Tell Me About Your Day.
     
  • Follow up on Instagram @reachoutWSU…this may sound silly, but we often have tips on helping a friend!
     
  • You can always walk-in to the Counseling Center during business hours to chat with a counselor about what to do.
     
  • Are you concerned about suicidality? You should contact someone immediately.

Clubs

The Counseling Center advises 2 clubs on campus, Westfield Revoltion Against Campus Sexual Assault, and TMAYD, or Tell Me About Your Day, which is focused on de-stigmatizing mental health, building a supportive community, and suicide prevention


Consultation

If you are worried about a friend and not sure what to do, you can walk into the Counseling Center during business hours to get some advice from a counselor.


Counseling 


Crisis Services 


Free Yoga Fridays

The Counseling Center sponsors Free Yoga Fridays in the Fitness Center every Friday from 3:30-4:30pm. Many students find yoga to be a key factor in managing their mental health. This is the only class in the Fitness Center that does NOT require a membership.


Instagram

@reachoutWSU 


Nutritionist

Is food and eating what you want to focus on changing? Make a free appointment with our Nutritionist, Andrea Reyes, by emailing Lisa lcampbell@westfield.ma.edu.


Pet Therapy


Relaxation Coaching

Relaxation Coaching is a non-counseling 1:1 appointment with a Counseling Center trained intern. You will be guided through the process of learning to use breathing techniques to help yourself deal with the stress of life. Even students who have tried breathing or meditation before and not liked it say that this is different – they come away feeling more relaxed and empowered to do something when they are freaking out. Email Lisa lcampbell@westfield.ma.edu to make an appointment.


Screening Tool 

Take an anonymous screening. Self-knowledge is power. The Counseling Center partners with Screening for Mental Health to provide online screenings for WSU students. It's a checkup from your neck up!


Web Resources