Topics of Interest

Counseling & Psychological Services is a free, confidential service for full-time undergraduate students. We provide individual and group psychotherapy by professional psychotherapists to help students navigate adjustment issues, relationship problems, family issues, and emotional distress. Topics of Interest covers issues ranging from homesickness to anxiety and provides internal and external resources students can use. For more information or an appointment, call Counseling & Psychological Services (203) 254-4000 ext. 2146

Personal Counseling

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.

Substance Abuse Program

Fairfield University offers a variety of resources to address substance abuse issues. Orientation for first-year students includes presentations about substance abuse, healthy choices and campus resources. Prior to coming to campus, first-year students are required to complete AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol education program. Fairfield University provides educational classes, clinical assessments and treatment modalities including motivational interviewing, harm reduction and 12-step approach.

Self Help Library

New 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. We have provided some links to information that can be helpful in settling in to Fairfield University.

If you want to talk over some of the stresses or problems you are experiencing, Counseling & Psychological Services is a free, confidential service.

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