The Elms College Counseling Center endeavors to empower students to accomplish their mental health, education, and career goals.

We work to support students, further your growth, and give you a safe place to discuss dilemmas and concerns. We can help you cope with a variety of issues, from managing the challenges of college life, to navigating issues of personal development, to dealing with painful life events.

The Counseling Center provides confidential counseling and psychotherapy to full-time Elms College undergraduate students, at no charge.

Some common student issues are:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Homesickness and loneliness
  • Conflicts with others
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Family problems
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Crisis and personal trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship problems
  • Grief and loss


The Counseling Center is located in the Health Center on the second floor of the Maguire Center. It is open 35 hours per week during the academic year, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is staffed by a licensed clinician. Appointments may be made in person, by calling the Counseling Center at 413 265-2275, or by calling the Health Center at 413 265-2288. For mental health emergencies after hours/weekends, please feel free to contact Behavioral Health Network (BHN) Crisis at 413 733- 6661 (available 24/7) or 911.


Active Minds

Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America. For more information about the Elms College chapter of Active Minds, please contact Dr. Diana Lewis at 413-265-2427 or email her at
Visit Active Minds

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America helps people to understand and live with anxiety disorders.
Visit ADAA


Learn more about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend are struggling with mental health issues.
Visit ULifeline

Half of Us

Check out the Half of Us campaign, a project with mtvU that includes videos of your favorite artists and other students sharing how they’ve coped with mental health issues.
Visit Half of Us

Suicide Prevention