Student Wellness Services



Counseling and Student Development

APPOINTMENT LINE (860) 832-1926
General Inquiries (860) 832-1927
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Willard-DiLoreto Hall, W101

The CCSU Department of Counseling and Student Development provides mental health counseling and a wide range of student development services designed to support academic success, as well as help students resolve emotional, inter-personal, behavioral, and , and other personal challenges. In addition, we offer services and programs intended to promote mental health, while helping students acquire the skills and resources needed to thrive in a university setting.

All services are provided at no cost, confidential, and available to all enrolled full- and part-time CCSU students

Counseling Services Offered:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling and support groups
  • Family counseling
  • Psychiatric referral services
  • Referrals for specialty, long term, or more intensive services
  • Case management services
  • Crisis Intervention services
  • Risk assessments

Student Development Services Offered:

  • Psychoeducational workshops and webinars for students
  • Consultation and involvement with campus, centers, programs and initiatives
  • Training for CCSU faculty and staff on a variety of mental health related issues
  • Consultation to CCSU faculty and staff

Our services are provided by licensed mental health providers and advanced graduate student trainees directly supervised by a licensed mental health provider.

We are located on the first floor of the Willard-DiLoreto Complex, W101.

Please drop by or all 860-832-1926 to make an appointment.

Meet the Staff

Counseling and Student Development

Michael Russo, Psy.D. - Director of Counseling and Student Development
Shannon Jackson, Psy.D., MS Ed. -  Associate Director of Counseling and Student Development
William Fothergill, MA, MSW, LPC - Counselor
Gladys Moreno-Fuentes, MSW, LCSW - Counselor
Victoria Ginter, MS, CRC, LPC - Counselor
Jessica Ofray, MS, LPC – Counselor

Managing Stress while Learning On-line

While mild to moderate levels of stress are typical for college students, heightened and prolonged feelings of stress can lead to increased levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, as well as medical issues.  Adapting to new technologies, feeling less connected to peers and campus supports, and coping with other changes can leave students feeling overwhelmed and not in control.  Taking proactive steps to minimize stress is vital to effectively managing the stress that can come from this rapid change while also coping with the stress and worry associated with COVID19.  Click here to access strategies we recommend to cope with stress under these unusual circumstances.