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Offering short-term solution-focused counseling

Counseling Services

Our counselors are experienced in supporting students through these transitions and are sensitive to issues of ethnicity, spirituality, culture, sexual orientation, gender, disability, learning differences, and body image.

Counseling Services offers mental health support to all students, primarily via short-term, solution-focused counseling. Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including typical issues such as life adjustment, stress management, depression, anger, family concerns, grief/loss, relationship challenges and other transitions emerging adults face while in college. Our counselors are experienced in supporting students through these transitions and are sensitive to issues of ethnicity, spirituality, culture, sexual orientation, gender, disability, learning differences, and body image.

Our clinicians strive to provide as many clinical services to our students as possible. However, because we have a focus on short-term, solution focused counseling, there are some services we do not provide, including:

  • Long-term counseling;
  • Intensive substance abuse treatment;
  • Intensive outpatient treatment;
  • Testing for learning disabilities and/or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • Forensic evaluations;
  • Neuropsychological evaluations;
  • Court ordered treatment or treatment that is the stipulation of probation;
  • Evaluations for attorneys or courts related to difficulties such as alcohol infractions (e.g., driving under the influence) or other domestic matters such as parents seeking custodial authority of a student;
  • Services to students who are not medically stable or require intensive medical treatment.

Although we do not provide these services, our staff will work with students to help them access these resources off-campus.

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Make an Appointment

Make an appointment with Counseling Services

617-928-4699

Mount Ida Counseling Support Line

Students may access a licensed counselor 24 hours a day at 617-928-4699. This service does not operate during breaks (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break). You can also call our main line, 617-928-4599 and press 3. Click through for more phone lines that are open even when the college is not.

For More Help

Mental Health Resources

These resources will provide more information and support. Obtaining mental health information on-line is a useful accompaniment to face-to-face consultations with professionals, but it should not be used to self-diagnose or treat problems. If you are experiencing a problem, the Center for Wellness Services strongly encourages you to talk with a member of our staff for confidential advice and assistance.