Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Counseling Services

Our Services

Counseling and Psychological Services is a place for students to begin exploring personal concerns, family problems, or psychological issues. Contact 617-824-8595 to make an appointment.

Counseling and Psychological Services serves as a resource to assist students in developing their potential. We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Short-term individual psychotherapy
  • Consultation, outreach, and training to the Emerson community
  • Psychoeducational and support groups
  • Psychiatric/medication consultation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to off-campus providers when appropriate

Counseling and Psychological Services is a great place to begin talking about:

  • Relationships
  • Family matters
  • Roommate conflicts
  • Alcohol or other drug use
  • Self-esteem
  • Academic performance
  • Eating concerns/disorders
  • Sexuality
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Adjusting to Emerson

Limitations of Treatment

Counseling and Psychological Services employs a short-term counseling model. If an assessment indicates that a student’s therapeutic needs are beyond the scope of what we are able to offer (e.g., expertise required or frequency of therapeutic contact indicated), the student will be given assistance in securing alternative off-campus therapeutic resources.


All services provided at Counseling and Psychological Services are free of charge to all full-time undergraduate students and to part-time undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the Student Health Fee.

Assistance with referrals for Emerson community members who are not eligible for services is also provided free of charge.