Wellness Team


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines wellness as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being….” Here at Xavier, we take this definition to heart. Furthermore, we understand that prioritizing our students’ health and wellness sets them up for success inside and outside the classroom. Therefore, our goal is to ensure that our support for our students goes beyond their academic needs and encompasses their full humanity.

Welcome to the Wellness Center!

We are so glad you are here.

We understand that it can be vulnerable to consider coming to therapy. The Wellness Center staff is here to support you.

Students may seek confidential and short-term individual and group counseling for a wide variety of concerns including, but not limited to, adjustment to school, motivation, depression, anxiety, relationships with peers or family, sexuality, alcohol or drug use, body image, racial trauma, oppression, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, mood swings, disordered eating, and stress.

The Wellness Center also provides outreach programs on stress management, mindfulness, eating disorder prevention, alcohol education, sexual assault risk reduction, perfectionism, and relationship skills. In addition, referrals to off-campus professionals are available for psychiatric care and long-term counseling.

Our Philosophy

We believe that the capacity to explore personal concerns or feelings, whether large or small, is a sign of strength. Therefore, our services are dedicated to helping students clarify the nature of their concerns and explore more effective ways of handling them.

Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity

We value and celebrate the diversity of our students. We stand with students who may identify with marginalized identities, including but not limited to LBGTQ+, BIPOC, and students with disabilities. We also recognize systems of power, privilege, and oppression impact our students’ lives, mental health, and academic success. Therefore, we strive to provide a space where students can share and process these experiences and encourage students to bring all their identities into the therapeutic space.