Counseling Service

The Mount Holyoke College Counseling Service offers various mental health, wellness, outreach and emergency services to current students and within the campus community.

Counseling Service Offerings During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We are available to help!

Information about COVID-19 is changing rapidly. We are in close communication with colleagues, state legislators and legal representation about ethical best practices and the legality of service options that can be provided remotely. Please continue to check the Counseling Service website for updates as we anticipate that our offerings may continue to evolve.

Currently, we encourage ANY Mount Holyoke student to contact us with questions and concerns. Although the expectation is that students who have not been approved to stay on campus will pursue treatment in their new location, we want to be as helpful as possible with that transition.

For students that are off campus, we are offering same day consultative phone appointments to assist with questions about medication, accessing services in their area of residence, course withdrawals/extensions, medical leave or other administrative questions. Contact the Counseling Service by phone (413-538-2037) or via email (every effort will be made to respond within 1-2 business days).

For students on campus, we will be in touch as soon as possible to alert you to offerings and to help you navigate our services in the best way possible. Currently though, do not hesitate to call Monday–Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm for a same day phone appt for anything you may need or if you are in distress. After hours and on weekends, you can call our 24/7 care line at 413-538-2037 to receive support.

Additional sources of support available to all students include:

  • The Counseling Service website at www.mtholyoke.edu/counseling
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español 1-888-628-9454; Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1-800-799-4889)
  • ULifeline - online resource center for information regarding emotional health
  • The Trevor Project (support for LGBTQ+ folx) at 1-866-488-7386 or text "START" to 678678
  • The Steve Fund (crisis text line for students of color: text "STEVE" to 741741)
  • The Jed Foundation Crisis Text Line (text "START" to 741741)

The Counseling Service maintains a commitment to social justice and diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, infusing the tenets of cultural humility throughout policies and practices, and in all aspects of clinical work, consultation, outreach, supervision, training, and hiring practices.