Eileen Thompson, LICSW, Director
Student Counseling Center
Phone: 617-879-2413/ 2410
The intensity of academic and personal growth during the college years brings with it new challenges and exciting changes. At the Wheelock College Counseling Center, we help students make the most of this time of rapid change in their lives by providing services which foster the enhancement of psychological health and personal effectiveness. Our staff is available to assist students as they clarify their needs and goals, and to support them in their efforts to find ways to make healthy life choices.
The Counseling Center also plays an integral role in fostering the mission of Wheelock College students. A professional who is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families must have a strong and healthy sense of self. The Counseling Center affords students the opportunity for exploration of self, as well as of relationships with others and with the larger world. In this process, students become better able to realistically identify strengths and vulnerabilities, as well as more effective at dealing with both. As personal growth flourishes, it paves the way for professional growth and success.
Our philosophy values the uniqueness of each individual, recognizes the centrality of relationships in human development, and respects and embraces human diversity. Although we do work with students in crisis, our primary goal is prevention, and in this endeavor we strive to assist students with their concerns before they may develop into more serious problems.