Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Counseling Services
Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS) is a place for students to begin exploring personal concerns, family problems, or psychological issues. Call 617-824-8595 to make an appointment.
ECAPS serves as a resource to assist students in developing their potential. We offer a variety of services, including:
- Short-term individual counseling
- Psychoed and support groups
- Consultation, outreach, and training
- Psychiatric medication
- Crisis intervention
Limitations and Fees
ECAPS staff is available to students, faculty, and staff for consultation regarding concerns about Emerson students, as well as matters related to student life and development. Consultation and training is provided for other campus resources, as well, including resident’s assistants and directors.
At ECAPS, we offer limited psychiatric services to students as an adjunct to counseling. Students who have medication evaluations and management with our psychiatric provider are required to be participating in concurrent counseling at ECAPS and must be referred by an ECAPS counselor. Please ask your counselor about the referral process and they will work with you to take the appropriate steps. Psychiatric services at ECAPS are free and confidential to students in brief counseling at our center. In order to have long-term medication management, we also provide referrals off-campus to a psychiatric provider that can meet your needs.
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.
216 Tremont Street, Second Floor
8:45 am–5:00 pm
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES
After office hours, contact Emerson College Police at 617-824-8888, call 911, or go to your local emergency room.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255)
Samaritans Hotline: 617-536-2460
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Trevor Project LGBTQ Lifeline 866-488-7386
We care about protecting your privacy and believe that counseling is most effective when you feel comfortable speaking openly with your counselor.
Under ordinary circumstances, no one outside the Counseling and Psychological Services is given any information—even the fact that you have been seen here—without your written consent.