Counseling Service

Students come to the Counseling Service to consult with clinicians about concerns related to stress and anxiety, identity development, relationship and family issues, depression, trauma, personal growth, and more. We strive to provide safe, confidential, and competent counseling services to the unique and diverse student population at MHC.

Reacting and Responding to the Tragedy in Nepal

Many students and their families have been affected by the recent earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal. Clinicians are available for urgent appointments during the day, and the on call clinician can be reached after hours by dialing the office at 413-538-2037.

You can also consult this document for common reactions to traumatic experiences, tips for self-care, and advice for friends and family.


The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College has created a manuscript about trauma and the symptoms that members of communities of Color may experience after repeated personal and vicarious exposure to racism. Included at the end are "Racism Recovery Plan Steps." If you find yourself being affected by recent news coverage of Freddie Gray's death, protests in Baltimore, and other stories about racism, please know we are here to listen and support you.

We Love This TED Talk!

This video will engage you, have you laughing out loud, and get you thinking about the "hard work leads to success leads to happiness" mindset. Definitely worth 12 minutes!

Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work

And while you're at it, check out this article by Bowdoin student Raisa Tolchinsky on the value of slowing down, enjoying quiet moments, and doing nothing.

My Extracurricular is Nothing

Helpful Resources

  • Find links to local and national online Resources for information on topics like anxiety, body image, procrastination, and more.
  • Check out Mobile Apps that can help you with sleep, anxiety, and other concerns.
  • Locate answers to Frequently Asked Questions by students and faculty/staff.
  • Guides to help faculty and staff recognize and respond to students in distress.

Crisis/Emergency Assistance

  • Counseling Service - during business hours, walk in or call the 413-538-2037.
  • After Hours - call 413-538-2037 and follow the prompts.
  • Campus Police Anytime - 413-538-2304.
  • Urgent Concerns and Emergencies - for more information and links to national resources for suicide prevention.