Center for Counseling and Personal Growth

Counseling Services

Welcome to the Clark University Center for Counseling and Personal Growth! Our main goal at the Center for Counseling and Personal Growth (CPG) is to promote the wellbeing of Clark students. Our counseling services are offered with recognition and appreciation of each student's individual and unique personality, and we are honored to play a part in helping students to strive emotionally and intellectually.

Counseling services are available for regularly enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Please check in with us if you are in doubt about your eligibility for services.

Aside from counseling services, CPG is active on campus in many other ways. We provide consultation, outreach, and education to the entire campus community, and play an important role in the training of new mental health professionals.

The services at CPG are provided free of charge. We assist students in dealing with a variety of issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Adjustment to college
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Roommate conflict
  • Time management /Procrastination
  • Substance abuse
  • Body image issues
  • Sexual and gender identity issues
  • Motivation
  • Trauma

To schedule an appointment, you can email us or leave a message at (508)793-7678 ext. 1

Our Location

The Center for Counseling and Personal Growth is located at 501 Park Avenue, adjacent to Health Services. Our building is located a few blocks from campus. View a map of where our center is located.

Hours of Operation

Our counseling center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm when school is in session. It is open on a limited basis during Fall, Winter and Spring breaks and is closed during the summer (May 15th to August 15th). Depending on the time of year, students are generally seen within a week of their request for an initial appointment. During peak times of use, such as November and April, students may have to wait a little longer to get in.

Scope of Services

Services are short-term, and students are able to utilize 6 therapy sessions per semester. For those students looking for a more long-term relationship with a counselor, we can assist in the facilitation of a referral to a mental health practitioner in the nearby community. We operate from a student-centered perspective, in which the student takes an active role in his or her treatment. Our therapeutic services are primarily strength-based and solution focused, with emphasis on behavior-based problem solving.

Some students experience needs outside the scope of our services, for example: conditions requiring close coordination with psychiatrists or other providers; conditions with persistent symptoms of risk to personal safety; and conditions requiring access to therapists outside of normal business hours. These students are encouraged to consult with us for an assessment of their symptoms (diagnostic evaluation), and assistance with a referral to mental health providers in the community.

Confidentiality and Safety

CPG takes students' privacy very seriously, and our personal and professional ethics guide us in ensuring that the services students receive here remain confidential. The service is confidential for students and information is not shared without permission, except in these following cases:

  • When a counselor believes you present an imminent danger to yourself or others
  • When a counselor believes the life and safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered
  • When a counselor believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings

Contact Information

Mailing address: 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

Physical Location: 501 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01610

Phone number (508)793-7678

Fax number (508)793-7647

General email: counseling@clarku.edu