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 culturally competent counseling services to the unique and diverse student population at MHC.

The Counseling Service is a scent-free environment. Please help us maintain a space accessible to community members whose health and well-being are adversely affected by scented products. Kindly refrain from using perfumes and colognes, as well as scented soaps, lotions, hair products, and laundry detergents/softeners.

Thanksgiving Break Closure

The Counseling Service will be closed from Wednesday, November 22nd at 12 PM through Monday, November 27th at 8:30 AM. If you are in need of support during this time, please call our main number 413-538-2037 and follow the prompts to be connected with our 24/7 Care and Support Line. If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency,call Campus Police directly at 413-538-2304, 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 Counseling Service website at, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), ULifeline, The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386, and The Steve Fund (crisis text line for students of color: text "STEVE" to 741741).  

Fall 2017 Group Offerings

Please check the links for additional information, including meeting days and times:

Crafting Spaces: A Place to be Through Art
A support group for students of Latinx and African descent

Deeper Than Skin
Weekly support group for Asian students

Discussion group for Queer People of Color

Drop-in Talkin' Hours!

Could you use a space to check in about a problem or get some support? Think traditional counseling might not be for you? Try Drop-in Talkin' for a free and confidential consultation. These drop-in hours are designed to support students around stress, academic problems, relationships, adjusting to a new culture, family problems, financial difficulties, and other concerns. Additional information at Drop-in Talkin' FAQ.

No appointment necessary! During the academic year one of our counselors will be in:
Blanchard 216
Wednesdays from
6-8 PM
Fridays from
2-4 PM

Making an Appointment

The best way to make an appointment is to walk in or call 413-538-2037 during business hours. Our administrative assistant can work with you to find the earliest available appointment that fits with your schedule.

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 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.