Student Counseling Services
The Counseling Center is a place for students to begin exploring personal concerns, family problems, or psychological issues. Contact 617-824-8595 to make an appointment.
The Counseling Center 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
The Counseling Center is a great place to begin talking about:
- Family matters
- Roommate conflicts
- Alcohol or other drug use
- Academic performance
- Eating concerns/disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
- Adjusting to Emerson
Limitations of Treatment
The Center employs a short-term counseling model. If an assessment indicates that a student's therapeutic needs are beyond the scope of what the Center is 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 the Counseling Center 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 Center services is also provided free of charge.
216 Tremont Street, Second Floor
8:45 am–5:00 pm
Closed 12:00–1:00 pm
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES
Contact us: 617-824-8595
After office hours, contact Emerson College Police at 617-824-8888, call 911, or go to your local emergency room.
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 Center is given any information—even the fact that you have been seen here—without your written consent.