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.

Thanksgiving Closing

The Mount Holyoke College Counseling Service will close at 12 PM on Wednesday, November 25th and re-open on Monday, November 30th. If you have a psychiatric emergency and are on campus, please call 413-538-2037 and follow the prompts (or call Campus Police directly at 413-538-2304). You can also go to the Holyoke Medical Center Emergency Room or call the Behavioral Health Network Crisis Line at 413-733-6661. Other sources of support include the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) and Ulifeline.


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 personal experiences of racism and/or exposure to events in the news, you may find this document helpful.

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.