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Starting Point of Wellbeing: Study and career planning psychologists, Monday 9–15

If your studies have stalled or you are worried about your studies or future employment, come meet the Aalto psychologists to discuss shortly how our services could be helpful to you. You will get information on our courses, groups and online services as well as advice on booking a personal counselling appointment. The Starting Point of Wellbeing is open on weekdays 9–15 in room Y199c (Otakaari 1) and you can meet Aalto Psychologists on Mondays. Read more about 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 and Master’s 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. PhD students should primarily contact their occupational healthcare service, when available.

Your conversation with the psychologists will always remain confidential as legislated by Finland's National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health.

You can book an appointment by phone or e-mail: opintopsykologi(at)aalto.fi. Always include in your e-mail:

  • your 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.

The psychologist will contact the student by phone or email in three working days. You will get an appointment time in two to three weeks.
The psychology service for students offers counselling and support for learning, motivation, self-regulation, study skills and coping with stress. During individual appointments, your development needs are collaboratively evaluated. New patterns of thinking and behavior may be discovered and problem solving skills improved.
Study psychologists Merita Petäjä, Minna Nevala, Paula Sjöblom, Sanni Saarimäki and Henna Niiva are based at the Aalto University's Otaniemi campus (address: Otakaari 1, Espoo). The service is free of charge for students of Aalto University. For each student, 1-5 appointments (45mins) can be offered.


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 by email: seija.leppanen(at)aalto.fi.