The Elms College Counseling Center offers free, professional, and confidential counseling services to traditional full-time Elms College undergraduate students, provide consultation/referrals to anyone who isn’t a traditional full time undergraduate student, and support the faculty and staff through consultation groups and trainings. Many students utilize the center at some point during their academic careers. The counseling center is staffed by a licensed professional capable of providing services for a variety of presenting concerns. If clinically indicated, community referrals are often made as additional resources for students to access.

Location

The Counseling Center is located in the Wellness Center at 15 Gaylord Street (the Red brick house). It is open 35 hours per week during the academic year, from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

All appointments are first come/first serve, same day appointments. To book an appointment, students should contact our administrative staff at 413-265-2288 the morning they would like to schedule a session so the desired time can be held for that day. Students will have the option to choose between a 1 hour appointment (traditional), or a 1/2 hour appointment (check-in).

For mental health emergencies or after hours/weekends assistance
Please contact Behavioral Health Network (BHN) Crisis at 413-733-6661 (available 24/7) or 911.

What We Do

Our mission is to empower students to accomplish their mental health, education, and career goals. We work to provide an accessible, judgment-free space where students can discuss any number of dilemmas and concerns.

Some common student issues are:

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

Resources

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 on campuses throughout North America. For more information about the Elms College chapter of Active Minds, please contact Jennifer Rivers at .

Off-Campus Counseling Resources
The Elms College Counseling Center is committed to providing students with a number of resources both on and off campus. Attached is a list of local resources for students to access both in and around the community.
Off-Campus Counseling Resources

Suicide Prevention