The Dexter counseling team focuses on assessment and intervention services for American International College students, using a short term therapeutic model.  Here at Dexter Counseling Center, we focus on identifying issues or major concerns, problem-solving, and providing support to help students develop strategies to address their personal goals. Our mission is to help students effectively manage academic, developmental and interpersonal challenges in an ever changing landscape so that they can function successfully during their time at AIC.

Dexter Counseling Center will release information from counseling sessions to outside parties only at the request of the client. Records are confidential and will not leave the counseling center unless there is an emergency situation. Dexter Counseling Center records are not part of the educational record. We will not answer questions about any client from parents, family, friends, significant others, professors, employers, or anyone else outside of the counseling center staff. There are a few limitations to confidentiality specifically related to safety, which your clinician will review with you in person.

 

There is much more to wellness than just physical health. Other areas of wellness include (but are not limited to): intellectual, emotional, social, career, and spiritual. If one piece of the pie is off, it will cause the circle to be off balance and will influence other pieces of the pie – thus hindering your overall wellness.

Contact Dexter Counseling Center to schedule an appointment with a provider if you are interested in learning more about the wellness wheel and how you can improve challenging areas in your life to achieve optimal wellness.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

After hours resources include:

- Residence Life

- Campus Police: 413.205.3333

- Crisis Hotline: 413.733.6661 or text 741741

- Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860

- A Student Assistance Program (ASAP): 1.833.445.5058
ASAP offers confidential consultation and immediate support 24/7 by phone

Location

Our office is on the second floor of Mallary Hall (above Health Services), which is located on the Wilbraham Road side of campus next door to the Office of the Registrar.

Contact Numbers

Phone: 413.205.3248

Fax:     413.205.3512

Services

The Dexter Counseling Center offers a broad range of programs and services to assist students in dealing with life’s challenges and stressors before they become insurmountable. Our professional staff offer the following psychological services free of charge to students who are currently enrolled at American International College:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Specialized workshops
  • Student-Athlete counseling
  • EEG Biofeedback counseling
  • Substance use counseling

 

Renee Rosado, PsyD, LMHC

Licensed Psychologist

(she/her/hers)

Director of Counseling

Virnia Arguelles, PsyD

Coordinator of Clinical Services to Student-Athletes

 

Amy Myers, MA, CMHC

Clinical Intern

 

Shawn Saylors, MA, MEd, CMPC

Clinical Intern