“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”
― Brené Brown

The Counseling Center at Post University

Our Mission
Our Mission is to provide professional counseling services to students so that they can achieve their full potential in their personal, academic and professional lives. The Counseling Center also provides outreach programs and consultation services to students, faculty and staff; classroom teaching; and leadership and advocacy for university mental health policy and initiatives.

Good listeners can be the greatest help. 
Counseling offers a safe place to talk to a trained professional about your life and anything that may be painful or confusing. We explore thoughts, perceptions, reactions, behaviors and emotions in order to gain insight and make positive changes in your life.

If you feel that something is getting in the way of your academic and/or personal life, schedule an appointment to find out if counseling is right for you.

How we help
We provide students with an opportunity to explore their problems and concerns confidentially with a professional psychotherapist. Students have access to psychiatric services through the Center as well. We provide individual, couples and group services. Outreach is also available to student organizations, residence halls, faculty and staff.

If you’re concerned about a student, contact us by phone or in person. Off-campus referral information is available upon request.


Meet Our Staff  

Lisa Antel
Director of Counseling Center
B.A., Bates College, M.S.W., Smith College
“It’s not about me giving advice. It’s about empowering students to find their own answers.”
Lisa has been working with Post students since 2001. She also teaches in Post’s Master in Human Services program. Lisa views college as a time of challenge, opportunity and growth. She feels honored to work with Post students at this pivotal time of their lives. 

George Hayes, Jr.
“It seems that no cellular transmission can replace the effectiveness of a face-to-face connection.”
George has been working with Post students since 2007, primarily handling substance abuse and anger management issues. George enjoys the opportunity to connect with the students of Post University who randomly stop by the Counseling Center. 

Kelly Taylor, CAC, LMSW, LADC

Part-time Counselor
She has been in the behavioral health field since 2009 and specializes in treating substance use disorders, along with mood disorders, and eating disorders. Kelly received her B.A. from SCSU and her M.S.W. from UCONN.

Dr. Robert McWilliam 
B.A., M,D., University of Vermont
Dr. McWilliam provides psychiatric services in his Woodbury, CT office, just a short drive from campus. Psychiatric appointments may be arranged with your counselor. 


Location and Hours

To make an appointment, stop by, call or email:
Leever Student Center


  • Lisa Antel   8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

  • George Hayes   3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.


  • Lisa Antel   8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.

  • Kelly Taylor   2:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


  • Lisa Antel   8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

  • Kelly Taylor   2:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.


  • Lisa Antel   8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.


  • Kelly Taylor   2:30p.m. – 6:00p.m

In a crisis situation, please call 203.228.8706.


The Counseling Center also oversees Post’s peer health educator program, EPIC (Empowering Peers Inspiring Community).