Counseling Support at Wes

Hey Wesleyan!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you to campus for the 2017-2018 year.   We are happy to share with you that, with support from Student Affairs and the President’s Office, we begin this year with additional staff to help meet your needs.  We also want to make sure you know what services CAPS provides to the Wesleyan community.  Our team of psychotherapists and doctoral level externs provide individual counseling as well as a variety of groups for students who experience personal difficulties such as grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment or relationship struggles, or any other issues with which they need support and assistance.  Students in crisis or with urgent needs will be able to see someone from our team quickly through daily crisis hours, while those with less urgent issues can typically see a provider within 7-10 days.  We also have on-call clinicians available after-hours during the academic year for students who need immediate assistance when our office is closed.

In addition to our diverse team of therapists, we have a number of externs and fellows who are here to work with you.   We also have a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner, Katie Scheinberg, who believes in a client-centered approach that focuses on psychopharmacologic treatment in partnership with therapy.

Information about our all of our staff is available on our website www.wesleyan.edu/caps, but we are happy to introduce three new clinicians on our team (bios below).

To schedule an appointment, call us at 860.685.2910 M-F from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Students can also email us their weekly availability at counseling@wesleyan.edu.  Check our webpage for upcoming groups – fall offerings will include WESupport, Self-Care for Activists, Mindful Action, Addressing Insomnia workshop series, Understanding Self and Others for Female-Identified Students, and more.

We hope to see you at CAPS!  Dr. D’Andrea

Neal Sardana, our new full-time therapist, joins us after two years as a diversity fellow at Williams College.  Neal has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development.  His professional interests include identity development, impact of culture, social justice, marginalization and privilege, and toxic masculinity.  He has a background in career counseling and will partner with the Career Center to develop new programming this fall.  Neal is also the CAPS liaison to the graduate student community.

Jennie Setaro is our new part-time therapist.  Jennie has an MA in mental health counseling, and her passion lies in working with college students who struggle with adjustment, anxiety, addiction, and sexuality.  Jennie is also a former college athlete who is looking forward to expanding the CAPS liaison program with the athletics department.

Dr. Jessica Naecker is our postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Dr. Naecker is trained as a generalist, but specializes in working with students experiencing anxiety and students who have experienced trauma.   She will also serve as the CAPS liaison to Academic Affairs, with the goal of assisting faculty in providing support to students.

 

 

Student-Run Grief Support Group — starting Tuesday, 8 p.m.

STUDENT-RUN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

(Sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services–CAPS)

Meets: Weekly Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 12

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Solarium (Room 201)  (2nd fl., Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death

of a loved one. Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

For more information, please contact: egmurphy@wesleyan.edu

 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services welcomes the class of 2021!

Your first semester at Wesleyan may be the most fun you’ve ever had, or it may be the toughest transition you’ve ever experienced.  Or it could be both.  The clinicians at CAPS are ready to meet with you, whether for one session or many, to assist you as you navigate your new life at Wes.  No problem is too big or too small to talk over with one of our therapists.  We see students who are struggling with academics, social life, adjustment to college, and relationships, as well as students who experience depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, eating and body image concerns, and many other mental health issues.  We offer individual sessions and medication management as well as support groups and workshops.  If you’ve never met with a therapist before, schedule an appointment to see what it’s like!  We are an enthusiastic staff who love working with college students.  We offer crisis visits for students who are too distressed to wait for a regular appointment, and we have on-call clinicians available for after-hours emergencies during the academic year.

We are open for regular services on Monday, September 4th, but you can contact us to schedule an appointment beginning August 28th.  Call us at 860.685.2910 or 860.685.3143.  You can also email us at counseling@wesleyan.edu.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!