The Counseling Center at Post University
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”
― Brené Brown
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 main campus students with an opportunity to explore their problems and concerns confidentially with a professional psychotherapist. Main Campus 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.
What Students Think
Students are often unsure or nervous about seeking counseling, but many of them find the experience to be productive, positive, and beneficial. Here are a few anonymous student comments:
I thought it was very good. I have been going through a tough semester and my counselor has been really helpful to me. I look forward to each session.
My counselor is very personable and understanding. I don’t feel judged during our session, which is important to me, and it allows me to open up.
Always nice, helpful, friendly, kind, and confidential.
I am senior here, and the Counseling Center has always been a help for me.
Meet Our Staff
Lisa Antel, LCSW
Director of Counseling Center
B.A., Bates College, M.S.W., Smith College
“It’s not about 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 of Science in Counseling and 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., LCSW
B.S and M.S.W, Springfield College
“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.
Aubry Fappiano, LCSW
B.A. and M.S.W, Boston College
“Asking for help is courageous and helps us assign meaning to our stories.”
Aubry works full-time for the Counseling Center, and joined Post in August 2018. Aubry has worked in mental health and higher education settings since 2010. She enjoys helping students cope with anxiety, depression, life transitions, learning differences, and other stressors. Aubry truly believes that taking the time to explore our strengths, struggles, and shortcomings is a valuable experience.
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
|8:00am – 4:00pm
3:00pm – 8:00pm
8:00am – 6:00pm
|8:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 8:00pm
|8:00am – 2:00pm
2:30pm – 6:00pm
11:00am – 6:00pm
|Friday||Aubry Fappiano||11:00am – 4:00pm|
In a crisis situation, please call 203.228.8706.
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