Do you need immediate help for a mental health crisis? A RISD crisis counselor is available 24/7 for emergency intervention and support. If outside of Health Services office hours, call Public Safety for help at 401-454-6666.
(For emergencies related to crime or sexual violence, crisis counselors also are available 24/7 by contacting Public Safety 401-454-6666.)
We also offer referral services to area experts if you need inpatient hospitalization or extended outpatient therapy.
For some students, receiving therapy from an off-campus provider may be a preferred path. Here are some reasons an off-campus provider may be better for your needs:
The first step to finding an off-campus provider is confirming what mental health benefits are included in your health insurance plan. You and your family must then determine any co-pay required and whether that is financially feasible for you and/or your family to maintain.
To help you navigate the process of searching for an off-campus therapist, we invite you to set up an appointment with a CAPS case manager at 401-454-6637.
You can find providers through your insurance website, the Psychology Today Therapist Finder website, or Zencare. You may have to call a few different places, or even “try on” different therapists by meeting with them individually, to find a provider that suits your needs.
Women of Color and people who identify as QTPOC may want to ask specific questions to potential therapists as well. A guide to such questions can be found here.
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