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.


The Counseling Service recently provided informational materials to students about microaggressions during a tabling event at Blanchard. The materials are now being made available to all students and will be placed in student mailboxes. Here are electronic copies that can be enlarged or used with screen readers:

Bookmarks: Microaggressions 101, Taking Care of Your Self, and 10 Ways to be an Ally

Flyer: The Microaggression Process Model; What to do When Someone Lets You Know You Have Committed a Microaggression

Did you know?

Over 1,000 students completed a Counseling Service survey in the fall 2011 semester. Here is some of what we learned:

  • Counseling is not just for people with major mental illness.
    Find out the top five concerns identified by respondents who had been to the Counseling Service.
  • Of the 1,049 respondents to a question about counseling history, 31.3% reported having seen a counselor in the last year.
  • Of students who had contact with the Counseling Service, 87% indicated satisfaction with their overall experience.
  • You can see other survey results and read about some of the things we are doing in response to your suggestions here.

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.