Psychological Services is here to help you with your mental health needs. Inner peace and finding pockets of joy in this imperfect world can help us all.
We are committed to supporting your academic success and personal development. A full-time clinical psychologist, Dr Denna Sánchez, a part-time Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Glenn Heap, and a group graduate interns are available for students who would like help managing life’s challenges.
We offer short-term counseling for students who are struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression and grief. A desire to heal from trauma, to build healthy relationships, to consider one’s gender and sexuality, to manage life’s transitions and to face “adulting” challenges are some of the topics that Rio students discuss confidentially with our therapists in individual and group sessions.
Some of the services we provide are:
- Crisis Intervention
- Individual psychotherapy (short-term)
- Support Groups
- Wednesday Workshops (in partnership with the Student Success and Dream Center)
- Outreach Programs
- Faculty & Staff Consultations
- Outside Referrals
All services are confidential and free to enrolled students whenever school is in session, including during the Winter and Summer Intersessions.
Below you will see our weekday “drop-in” schedule, the link/QR code to sign up for individual sessions and our Support Group schedule.
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Daily Drop-In Hours
11:30-12:30 (Monday – Friday)
To meet with a therapist for a short consult or drop-in session, click the QR code below during our drop-in hours or visit http://tinyurl.com/RHCPsychServices.
Individual counseling services are designed for students who can benefit from short-term counseling. If the situation requires longer-term counseling or possible medication management, the student will likely be referred to an off-campus resource. To make a request for individual counseling click here.
Our support groups provide an opportunity for students to share personal experiences, feelings, and coping strategies in a safe, judgement-free confidential space. The groups are facilitated by a therapist from Rio’s Psych Services. To go to our group counseling schedule and to see how to join click the link below: