The Counseling Center at Becker College

We welcome a diverse range of students to utilize free individual ,group, couples, emergency, outreach, and consultation services through the Counseling Center. With concerns ranging from challenges with adjustment to college, stress, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship concerns,substance abuse, anger, self-harm, eating concerns, identity development, and beyond, we offer a welcoming, confidential, and affirming space to support students with growth in a variety of areas including:

  • Relating to others
  • Coping with challenging emotions
  • Enhancing empathy in social relationships
  • Problem solving through life challenges

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Helpful Tips for Finals from the Counseling Center
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  1. Remember to breathe deeply to center yourself throughout studying and your exam experience. Notice that we can become grounded through breathing from our body’s center, as though a balloon is expanding and contracting in rhythm with your breath.
  2. Keep in perspective that our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations are time limited, especially when we simply observe them, and let them go. Typically, thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations pass naturally in 15-20 minutes when we avoid magnifying these experiences with worry, hopelessness, hyperventilation, thoughts that we cannot be successful, or other upsetting experiences.
  3. Consider making a Daily Activity Log to allow yourself to track your achievement oriented and enjoyable activities throughout the course of each day, hour by hour. During this finals period, it may be best to allow extra time for achievement oriented activities, such as writing academic papers and studying, than what is typical for you during a slower time of the year.
  4. Set healthy boundaries with friends, family, work, and other activities to allow yourself sufficient time to study for each of your academic courses. We can also set healthy boundaries through taking short breaks (e.g., 15-20 minutes) to drink some water, go for a walk, stretch, meditate, or engage in other helpful activities.
  5. Practice mindful relaxation.

Please visit the following link to access our free relaxation recording.

Consider contacting the Counseling Center for additional support:

Worcester Campus

03 Chantelle Pseekos 120 x 180Chantelle Pseekos, Ph.D., Director, Licensed Psychologist
Boutin Student Center, second floor

508.373.9544

 

 

 

Paul Ezzy ResizedPaul Ezzy, B.A., B.S., Graduate Intern
Boutin Student Center, second floor

774.354.0456

Leicester Campus

John Pratico ResizedJohn M. Pratico, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training and Outreach
Campus Center West, First Floor

774.354.0466

 

 

 

April Deemer ResizedApril Deemer, B.A., Graduate Intern
Campus Center West, First Floor

774.354.0436

 

 

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