The Counseling Department offers professional, therapeutic services to students and fosters the emotional health and well-being of the Loomis Chaffee community.
The department provides individual and group counseling, psycho-educational programs, training workshops, and consultation services for community members. Counseling oversees the Peer Mentor Program, and counselors are members of several interdisciplinary committees that focus on student life.
The counseling staff includes three licensed clinical social workers, a licensed professional counselor, and a consulting psychiatrist.
Counseling offices are open Monday through Friday. Counselors are available after hours and on weekends for emergencies when school is in session.
Appointments may be scheduled through anyone in the Counseling Department via phone or email. Drop-in visits are welcomed as well. For more information about counseling services, please contact Director of Counseling Julie Field, LCSW, at 860.687.6234.
- How does a student schedule an appointment with a counselor?
- What are some of the reasons that students meet with a counselor?
- Are students ever required to meet with a counselor?
- Are parents contacted if a student meets with a counselor?
- Are other adults at school (advisor, coach, teacher, dorm faculty, dean, etc.) informed when a student goes to counseling?
- When a student meets with a counselor, does it go on their school record?
- If a student needs to meet with a psychiatrist, how is that scheduled?
Feeling suicidal or at risk for harming yourself or others?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Need support for issues of sexual misconduct?
National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
Concerned about a peer’s safety or wellbeing?
Any member of the Loomis Chaffee community who is worried about a student's safety or wellbeing is strongly encouraged to contact the Loomis Chaffee Counseling Office to discuss their concerns. Read this helpful handout, “How to Help a Peer,” on specifically what to report and whom to contact.