Fall 2020

Whether you are a new or returning student, adjusting to the learning and social environment while taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19 can be challenging and stressful. In addition, you may be experiencing loss or dealing with the daily assault of racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia or other forms of oppression/injustice, or coping with accessibility issues or attempting to navigate the current social and political climate - all while keeping up with your academic work, making new personal connections, and maintaining existing relationships. The Counseling Service can help you manage, cope, adjust, grieve, connect, explore, enjoy, and thrive.

When we reopen this fall, Counseling Service clinicians will be available to help you get the support you need regardless of your concern or location. Any Mount Holyoke student may call 413-538-2037 to schedule a consultation with a clinician. During this collaborative conversation, you and the clinician will discuss the concerns you hope to address and talk about options for moving forward. The clinician will make recommendations based on your individual needs and where you are living.

The Counseling Service re-opens on August 17th. All fall 2020 services will be provided virtually by phone or through a secure video platform. Please note that due to state licensing laws and regulations, some services may not be available to students residing outside of Massachusetts:

  • Consultation
  • Individual counseling
  • Group support
  • Skills workshops
  • Referral
  • Clinical care coordination and support in identifying and accessing resources in your area
  • Urgent care and emergency services
  • 24/7 Care Line: available to all students after hours by calling 413-538-2037 and following the prompts to be connected with a clinician (There may be a delay while waiting to be connected)
  • The Counseling Service staff psychiatrist retired on May 31, 2020. Currently there is a freeze on all open positions at the college until final budget planning is complete. Therefore, it is unclear whether or not there will be a medication provider available for the fall 2020 semester

Call the Counseling Service with any questions or concerns. We look forward to connecting with and supporting you.