“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 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
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 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., LCSW
“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.

Meredith McKeon, LPC
B.A., Albertus Magnus College, M.A., Connecticut College

203. 596.4634
"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."
Meredith is new to Post University and has been providing mental health and addiction therapy since 2011. Meredith is looking forward to connecting with Post students and the university community. She believes that college is the ideal time for exploration of self and setting goals for the future.

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

Monday Lisa Antel
George Hayes
8:00am - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday Lisa Antel 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Lisa Antel
Meredith McKeon
8:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday Lisa Antel
George Hayes
8:00am - 2:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday Meredith McKeon  10:00am - 4:00pm

In a crisis situation, please call 203.228.8706.