Counseling and Wellness Center

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Prospective Students

Entering college can be a wonderful time of new learning and growth. However, as with any transition there can be obstacles and challenges to overcome. We encourage you to reach out to us if you need assistance.

Available Services

Clark University Counseling and Wellness Center are provided free of charge to Clark students (both undergraduate and graduate). We assist students in dealing with a variety of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Adjustment to college
  • Roommate conflict
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Body image issues
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Happiness
  • Motivation
  • Self esteem
  • Assistance with outpatient referrals

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, email counseling@clarku.edu, or leave a message at 508-793-7678, ext. 1. When requesting an appointment, provide your name, contact information, and times that would work well for you.

Location and Hours of Operations

We are located at 501 Park Avenue, directly next to Health Services (on the corner of Maywood Street and Park Avenue).

We schedule appointments Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, when school is in session. We are open for limited hours during school holidays and vacations, and are closed during summer break.

Scope of Services

Services are typically short-term, and students are able to use up to 6 sessions per semester. We operate from a student-centered perspective, in which the student takes an active role in their 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 community health providers

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to the clinical staff. We strive to meet the needs of students in a respectful manner and are attentive to issues of privacy and confidentiality. All information shared by the student remains within the service. Therapists might consult with each other about clinical issues, but without the student’s consent a therapist cannot discuss the case with anyone outside of the service. The only exception to the confidentiality policy is when there is a concern about the risk to self and/or others.


Worcester Mental Health Clinics and Psychiatric Services

Local Psychiatry

Clinics

Arbour Counseling Services of Worcester
Parkview Office Tower
255 Park Avenue, Suite 803, Worcester
508-799-0688

Community Healthlink
72 Jaques Avenue, Worcester
508-421-4411 (Sharon Bush, Intake Coordinator)

Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, Inc.
51 Union Street, Suite 104
Worcester, MA 01608
508-756-5400
www.cacworcester.org

Island Counseling Center
108 Grove Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester
508-753-3220

UMASS Outpatient Services
361 Plantation Street, Worcester
508-856-2551

Private Practice Psychiatrists

Dr. Mark Schlickman
23 Fruit Street, Worcester
508-797-0537

Dr. Keith Levy and Dr. Jay Ryan
52 Cedar Street, Worcester
508-757-5191

Dr. Rick Tomb
9 Cedar Street, Worcester
508-757-5526

Eating Disorder Resources

Intensive Outpatient Program
Walden Behavioral Health
335 Chandler Street, Worcester
508-796-5797
www.waldenbehavioralcare.com

Clinical Dietician

Julie Barto, MS, RD, LDN
UMASS Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester
774-443-3479
julie.barto@umassmemorial.org

Jane Plummer, Psy.D.
Areas of specialty: Eating disorders
45 Lyman Street, Suite 21, Westborough
508-870-5586
jcppsyd@yahoo.com
www.metrowestpsychology.com

Local Psychotherapy

Clinics

Jewish Family Service of Worcester
646 Salisbury Street, Worcester
508-755-3101
www.jfsworcester.org

Multicultural Wellness Center
250 Commercial Street, Suite 200, Worcester
508-752-4665

Newton Square Counseling Center
338 Highland Street, Worcester
508-752-5880

Private Practice Clinicians

Shelley Ashton-Briggs, LMHC
50 Elm Street, Suite 3B, Worcester
508-263-0225
shelleyashtonbriggs@yahoo.com

Christopher Cimmino, LICSW, LADC I
Areas of specialty: Substance abuse
338 Highland Street, Worcester
508-752-5880 x 18
cac2025@yahoo.com

Carol Coombs, LICSW
255 Park Avenue, Suite 1000, Worcester
508-797-3030

Sherri DiReda, LICSW
35A West Boylston Street, West Boylston
508-453-1266

Cynthia Graber, Ph.D.
57 Cedar Street, Worcester
508-754-7875

Maura Hogan, LICSW
100 June Street, Worcester
508-752-4644

Alice Litter, LICSW
Areas of specialty: Autism, Aspergers, Special Needs
100 Grove Street, Suite 307, Worcester
978-618-5807
alicelitter@verizon.net
www.alicelitter.com

Brian W. Litzenberger, Ph.D.
Areas of specialty:Adolescent, GLBT, Resistant populations
9 Cedar Street, Worcester
508-767-1809

Sheryl Lubin-Black, LICSW
Areas of specialty: Autism, Learning Disorders, Special Needs
100 June Street, Worcester
508-793-7884

Tom Novak, Ph.D.
30 Sever Street, Worcester
508-752-7332

Fran Peterson, LMHC
Areas of specialty: Asperger's syndrome, depression, anxiety
51 Union Street, Worcester
508-791-9340

Tara Tivnan, LMHC
50 Elm Street, Suite 3B, Worcester
508-263-0160
tarativnan.com

Danielle Wahba, Psy.D., LMHC
Areas of specialty: Anxiety, Depression, DBT
51 Union Street, Worcester
508-791-145