Counseling and Psychological Services

The Norwich University Counseling and Psychological Services Department staff provides for the mental health needs of the university population.

Individual and group counseling for students, faculty, and staff is available in a confidential setting. Psychological testing is administered upon request. In addition, thematic groups and psychoeducational workshops can be provided in response to specific needs. These services are conducted by a highly-trained staff of licensed professional psychologists and doctoral level psychology interns.

Cost

Counseling services are offered free to members of the NU community. A fee is charged for the administration and evaluation of psychological testing.

Contact us

For counseling/psychotherapy or a psychological assessment appointment, call 485-2134 or drop in during regular hours.
Our office is in Kreitzberg Library, Suite 405.
We are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Emergency Coverage

The Counseling Center’s on-call emergency number has changed. For any after-hours emergencies, please call 802.793.3093. Regular office hours and office phone number are listed above.

For emergency calls on all nights, students, faculty, and staff should use these instructions:

  • Dial the number, 802.793.3093.
  • The call may be answered directly.
  • If the call is not answered, leave a voicemail message including the phone number where you can be reached.
  • If you do not hear back from someone in 20 minutes, please call the number again.

Center Staff

Center Director

Melvin E. Miller, PhD

Counselors/Psychotherapists

Ainsley Kennard, Psy.D.
Laura Halvorsen, Psy.D
Shannon Carter, M.S.
Jacob Rusczek, M.S.

Administrative Assistant

Michele L. Robie

About the director — Dr. Melvin Miller

Dr. Melvin Miller, a professor of psychology, was appointed to the Norwich University Psychology Department in 1981. His fields of specialization are clinical and developmental. He is director of the University Counseling and Psychological Services Department.

Miller was president of the New England Psychological Association from 1987 to 1988 and served seven terms as executive director of the Society for Research in Adult Development (SRAD). He is engaged in longitudinal research which investigates the relationship between personality development and philosophical frames of reference. Additional interests are in clinical assessment and psychotherapy.

In 1994, Miller co-edited, with Susanne Cook-Greuter, Transcendence and mature thought in adulthood: The further reaches of adult development, published by Rowan & Littlefield, Inc.

Miller has also co-edited:

  • Spirituality, Ethics and Relationship in Adulthood (2000-International Universities Press) with Alan N. West.
  • Creativity, Spirituality, and Transcendence (2000-Ablex Publishing Co.) with Susanne Cook-Greuter.
  • The Psychology of Mature Spirituality (2000-Routledge Press) with Polly Young-Eisendrath.

Academic background and training

  • PhD, 1981, University of Pittsburgh
  • C.A.G.S., 1978, Duquesne University
  • MA, 1972, State University of West Georgia (Humanistic and Existential Psychology)
  • BA, 1968, Westminster College (Philosophy)
  • 1997-2002 Postdoctoral studies and certification in psychoanalysis at the National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (NYC)
  • 1987-1988 Postdoctoral work at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
  • 1988-1994 Visiting Scholar, Harvard Divinity School
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