Counseling Services

Counselor meeting with student

Counseling services offers free and confidential professional counseling or therapy to support student development and assist students with their mental health needs. Personal concerns and challenges are a normal part of the college experience. Students frequently seek counseling to deal with a variety of life issues including stress, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, anxiety, adjustment, and others. We offer short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and emergency services during regular working hours, workshops on requested topics, consultation and community referrals.

How to make an appointment

Please call us to make an appointment for counseling services, which are free of cost. Our phone number is 978.542.6410. Most of the time students will be able to schedule an appointment within a week. Let us know if there is an urgent matter or mental health crisis and we will see you as soon as possible, including the same day.

In the event of an emergency after business hours, call 6111 if you are on campus. Call 911 if you are off campus, or go to your nearest emergency room.

Once you make an appointment

We ask that students arrive 10 minutes early to complete and review some paperwork, including our informed consent form [PDF], that will initially help counselors in discussing the specific concerns that brought them to counseling. During the first appointment, counselors will work with students to determine how to best serve their needs. For some students, three to four sessions are enough to create significant relief or resolve issues. In other cases, counselors and students may find that working together for a semester, or being referred off campus for longer term counseling, is what is required to effectively address ongoing concerns.

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Ellison Campus Center, Suite 107, North Campus
978.542.7121 Fax

Fall and Spring Semester Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

  • Got a Question? Tel: 978.542.6413