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Counseling and Psychological Services
Joseph Adam Cherepon, Ph.D.
Marianne Ciardullo, LPC, NCC
Bryce Crapser, LPC, NCC
Andrea Pedraza, MSW, LCSW
Mary “Peggy” Waszkelewicz, MA, Professional Counselor
Brice Werner, MA, Professional Counselor
Melissa Rapacciuolo, Administrative Assistant, (860) 465-0181
NEW LOCATION FOR 2017-2018 YEAR!
182 High Street
(bright yellow house, next door to prior location)
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) promotes the psychological well-being, personal achievement, and personal growth of Eastern’s students. CAPS services are provided at no charge to undergraduate and graduate students registered for the semester in which they are seeking services. The Center offers individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and psychiatric evaluations, as well as consultation and outreach services for the University Community. Some of the more common concerns for which students seek counseling include depression and anxiety; relationship difficulties with friends, roommates, or family members; and academic problems. The primary goal of counseling is to help students overcome personal, emotional, and psychological issues and develop ways that will allow them to take advantage of the educational opportunities and reach their academic goals at Eastern.
All information shared in the CAPS is confidential and counseling records are kept separate from academic records. No information about contacts with the Center may be released without a student’s written permission, except in cases in which a student is deemed to present a danger to self or others.
The Center’s staff includes four licensed clinicians, two professional counselors and advanced graduate level trainees. The counseling staff can help facilitate referrals to other professionals or mental health agencies in the community when necessary.
Students are encouraged to make initial contact with CAPS. Please visit our website or call for more information. Appointments can be made by calling ext. 50181, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.