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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Fall 2020 information

General hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Primary phone: 401 454–6637
Primary email: counserv@risd.edu

CAPS is currently holding all appointments via tele-counseling. Call or email to make an appointment. In case of mental health emergencies, students can also call 401 454–6637 for 24/7 access to crisis counseling.

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RISD’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of mental health services to help students improve emotional, interpersonal, and academic functioning, including:

  • individual and group counseling, at no additional cost, to any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student
  • recommendations to off-campus providers
  • consultation to faculty, staff, and parents who may have concerns about a student
  • outreach events, and training, related to educating and improving mental health within the college community
  • a counselor on call (for after-hours mental health emergencies)
  • psychiatric services (upon recommendation from a CAPS counselor)

Emotional well being is essential to personal development and integral to the creative process. Counseling provides a space to address issues that may be interfering with your work. Seeing a counselor helps you respond to the situation before it escalates.

Staff

Nikole Barnes
Interim Director

Nisha Sundararaj
Case Manager

Damion Vania
Clinical Counselor

​Erin Unkefer
Intercultural Specialist, Staff Psychologist

Roisin O’Mara
Staff Psychologist

Yumin Tan
Intercultural Specialist

Hal Woodcome
Attending Psychiatrist

Joanne Duval
Counseling Services Assistant