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Aalto psychologist services 2020-21


The Psychology Service at Aalto University offers counselling and support for learning, motivation, self-regulation, study skills, coping with stress and career choice. If you have more general problems with psychological well-being or mental health you should also contact the student health care services, FSHS.

You can meet Aalto study- and career councelling psychologists without an appointment via Zoom (read more: Starting Point of wellbeing). Also, you can find other sources of information and support (outside Aalto) here: Where to find help?

Aalto psychologist services are available via remote options (Zoom, Teams, etc). If you need to meet in person in the campus, it should be discussed in advance; decision depending on the needs of the student and the psychologist. When contacting us for the first time, you should let the psychologist know if you prefer meeting in person.

You can contact a study psychologist for example when you are looking for help with time management, you procrastinate, you are lacking motivation, you are looking for a study method that suits you or you are experiencing study related stress, anxiety or burnout.

A career counselling psychologist specializes in career management issues and supports you in career and life planning and transition to work. Career counselling supports you in self-knowledge, building a meaningful career, identifying opportunities and making decisions.

We also have a psychologist for doctoral students

Starting Point of Wellbeing in Aalto

You can meet Aalto study- and career councelling psychologists without an appointment via Zoom. Read more: Starting Point of Wellbeing -services.

Courses and workshops for your wellbeing and improving your study skills

You can find more information about courses and workshops for students lead by Aalto Psychologists via this link.

Booking an individual appointment with Aalto psychologist

The Psychology Service at Aalto University offers counselling and support for learning, motivation, self-regulation, study skills, coping with stress and career choice. The service is a part of Learning Services. The service is available in English. Meetings with a registered psychologist are available free of charge for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree students of the university. If you have more general problems with psychological well-being you can also contact the student health care services, FSHS.

Your conversation with the psychologists will always remain confidential as legislated by Finland's National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health. The service is free of charge for students of Aalto University. For each student, 1-5 appointments (45mins) can be offered.

Study psychologists Paula Sjöblom, Sanni Saarimäki, Alli Mattila, Henna Niiva, Hannu Pesonen and Mikko Inkinen, psychologist for doctoral students Maria Törnroos, and career counselling psychologist Seija Leppänen are based at the Aalto University's Otaniemi campus (address: Otakaari 1, Espoo).

Career counselling supports students in matters related to career and life planning and transition to work. Career counselling is about reflecting on a student's processes, e.g. thinking processes or emotional processes, finding the meaning and value of things, and making action plans that drive the student's own values and motivation. Career counselling supports the student in building a meaningful career. Career counselling can support you in gaining a better understanding of what really matters for you personally, how you can plan your career autonomously, help you in making decisions and getting through times of crisis or finding the support of other helpful services. Career counseling is offered by psychologist Seija Leppänen.

You can book an appointment via e-mail. Always include in your e-mail the following information:

  • your name and phone number so that we can contact you
  • the name of your study programme and the name of your school
  • a short description of your need for an appointment
  • let us know if you have already had a meeting with Aalto psychologists before in some point of your studies

The psychologist will contact the student by email or phone in three working days. You will get an appointment time in three weeks.


Appointments for study psychologist guidance: opintopsykologi(at)aalto.fi

Appointments for guidance of a career counselling psychologist: seija.leppanen(at)aalto.fi

Psychologist for doctoral studentsopintopsykologi(at)aalto.fi