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Fairfield University Counseling & Psychological Services offers confidential, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric evaluation, and referral to local mental health providers. The members of the professional staff are licensed psychotherapists who provide confidential, short-term psychotherapy to undergraduate students. The psychotherapists are trained in many modalities of therapy including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, Brief Interpersonal Therapy, Strength-based Therapy, and Insight-oriented Therapy.

Counseling & Psychological Services is a free, confidential service for full-time undergraduate students. Graduate students are offered a single session for consultation and referral at no charge. We provide individual and group psychotherapy by professional psychotherapists to help students navigate adjustment issues, relationship problems, family issues, and emotional distress. We also provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a fee to undergraduate students.

Call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2146 for more information.

Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

About Us

Meet the staff at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

For Students

College can be a wonderful, fun time of your life. College can also be stressful and there are a lot of changes and adjustments. If you want to talk over some of the stresses or problems you are experiencing, Counseling & Psychological Services is a free, confidential service.

Crisis Intervention

If you have a psychological emergency or crisis, please call Public Safety at (203) 254-4090 and Counseling & Psychological Services at x2146

Collegiate Recovery Program

The Collegiate Recovery Program at Fairfield University offers a nurturing, affirming, substance-free environment for students in recovery. Together, students learn how to balance their education with their recovery, and pursue their academic, personal and professional goals. The program is overseen by an Advisory Board that promotes healthier choices and substance-free living.

For Parents

Clinicians are available to speak with parents by phone or in person by appointment. Parents can call if they have concerns about their son or daughter, or if they have questions about the specific services we provide. We also help parents obtain referrals to clinicians and resources within the community.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are in excellent positions to recognize if a student is struggling, and are often the first to initiate appropriate steps to help. Our staff is available to discuss your concerns and help you identify ways in which you can assist your students.

Emotional Support Animals Policy

Emotional Support Animals (sometimes called Assistance Animals or Therapy Animals) are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, and are not considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Assistance Animals that are not Service Animals under the ADA may still be permitted, in certain circumstances, in University Housing pursuant to the Fair Housing Act and as a reasonable accommodation determined by the Office of Accessibility. In an effort to practice within the expertise of Counseling & Psychological Services’ licensed professions in the most ethical way, professional staff do not provide assessments regarding the need for emotional support animals.

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