Counseling and Mental Health

Counseling and Mental Health

Student Counseling Services

The JCU Counseling Center offers students in Italy short-term individual counseling sessions in English and Italian, both in presence and remote. Our psychiatrist is also available for evaluations, medication management, and follow-up appointments. Our services are an included part of the Rome Campus experience and are covered by tuition.

There are many challenges that can affect your academic and personal success and stability, ranging from safety concerns during the pandemic to stress, anxiety, and depression. The JCU Counseling Center can also be an opportunity for you to reflect on personal concerns central to your wellbeing, with respect given to your race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other protected classes.

Whether you are struggling with relationship or family issues, difficulties adjusting to university life, alcohol or drug use, self-harm, culture shock or any other problems that are weighing on your mind, our team of counselors is here to support and guide you.

Request an appointment here by writing to us and attaching your class schedule.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Our counseling services are completely confidential. Due to current health and safety regulations, our counselors work primarily via telehealth in compliance with HIPAA and GDPR using encryption. Intake assessments and follow-up appointments as needed are conducted in-person in our regularly sanitized Counseling Center.


Nicola Petrocchi

Relax and reconnect with your body and your mind in a safe space, guided by our mindfulness coach. Join Dr.Nicola Petrocchi in a non-clinical, guided group session, and learn how to be kind and compassionate with yourself and others.

Mondays | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in the Counseling office. To register, please email [email protected], as the groups will host a maximum of 8 students each session.