Counseling Services

Emotional well-being is essential to personal development and integral to the creative process. 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.

CAPS provides individual and group counseling to any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student, free of charge. Referrals to outside providers are available when indicated.

For more detailed information, please visit our website.

After-hours emergencies: If there is a psychological emergency after office hours and you would like to speak with a counselor, please call Public Safety at 401 454-6666 so that an on-call counselor can call you back.

If you have immediate safety concerns about yourself or another person, please call 911 or Public Safety at 401 454-6666.


Contact

phone: 401 454-6637
fax: 401 454-6660
email: counserv@risd.edu

Thompson House
63 Angell Street
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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Staff

Shauna Summers
Interim Director
Ph.D Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
ssummers@risd.edu
401 454-6637

Damion Vania
Counselor
M.A. Lesley University
dvania@risd.edu
401 454-6637

Samantha Becker
Counselor
MSW Smith College School of Social Work
sbecker@risd.edu
401 454-6637

Joanne Duval
Assistant
jduval@risd.edu
401 454-6637

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The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
Architecture buildings.