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About the Center

The Counseling Center provides individual counseling for students, outreach programming for the campus community, and consultation for staff and faculty. All Counseling Center services are confidential and free of charge.

Our Mission:

We help students effectively manage academic, developmental, and interpersonal challenges to support them as empowered student-citizens. We provide individual counseling, crisis assessment, community outreach and preventative programming, and consultation to staff and faculty.

Our Vision:

We work to increase awareness of mental health as part of student’s overall wellness and to decrease the stigma of mental health conditions, issues, and treatment. We provide clinical mental health services in the Counseling Center and promote accessibility and visibility within the campus community.

Meet Our Staff:

Dr. Valerie SharpeDr. Valerie Sharpe: Dr. Sharpe practices general adult psychiatry and has a special interest in women’s mental health and perinatal psychiatry. She provides psychiatric services at Bay Path for three hours per week. She also works as an outpatient psychiatrist at Baystate Medical Center and as a consulting psychiatrist for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Moms. She attended American University of the Caribbean for medical school and completed her residency training at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.


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