What Services are Offered?
The Counseling Center offers a number of services to meet the mental health needs of all of our undergraduate students. All of our services are free. However, a referral to a specialist or outside therapist may require insurance and/or a copayment fee.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, the Center has an emergency walk-in hour, Monday-Friday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Typical emergency situations include thoughts of harm (self or others), a death or other major loss, inability to function as needed, or a sexual or physical assault (Counseling Center staff are confidential reporters for a sexual assault). If the emergency is after-hours, please contact your RA or Campus Security if you are a residential student or contact any of the resources listed on the right side of this page.
We provide short-term counseling and crisis intervention to all undergraduate students. In general we offer 8-12 counseling sessions per student or roughly the equivalent of one semester. Emergency consultation is available from 3:00-4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
The Counseling Center offers longer-term group counseling to students who are appropriate for a particular group. Group counseling allows students to connect with other students who share similar concerns and can provide additional support. In addition to insights offered by a therapist, students have the opportunity to learn from one another and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
Those requiring long-term therapy or a specialist are referred to a counselor or therapist in the Greater Boston area. Students can receive help in finding out their insurance benefit information and a list of providers that best meet their mental health needs. Contact the Counseling Center for an appointment.
Psychiatric Evaluation & Treatment
Our licensed psychiatrist is available to meet with students who are currently seeing a therapist at the Counseling Center. A student and his/her therapist will make a joint determination as to whether a consultation for medication with a psychiatrist is warranted. Please note that the psychiatrist is in the office on a limited basis and is not on-call. It is the responsibility of any student meeting with a psychiatrist to keep their appointments and manage their medication as instructed. The Counseling Center reserves the right to refer those unable to comply with these terms to an outside practitioner.
Educational workshops led by the Counseling Center staff are offered each semester based on the needs of the student population. Workshops on grief, learning about healthy relationships, leadership development, and stress management are a few programs that have been offered. If you are interested and would like information on a potential workshop, please contact the Counseling Center.
Consultation with Faculty & Staff Regarding a Student
Any faculty/staff member who is concerned for a student's well-being and has questions about making a referral is encouraged to call or come to the Counseling Center and speak with a counselor. The Center has emergency walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.; students can be referred or walked over during this time if needed.
Campus Response Team
The Campus Response Team is comprised of staff from Campus Safety, Health Services, the Counseling Center and Residential Life. Members of the team are on call 24 hours a day. Campus Safety's emergency phone number is 617-735-9888.