Currently enrolled students can set up an intake appointment with a personal counselor by calling or stopping by the CAC greeting counter and speaking with the receptionist. At the intake appointment, the personal counselor will assess needs and discuss all treatment options. Depending on need and availability, the student will be referred for either individual counseling of up to 12 sessions through counseling services or longer-term counseling with a licensed therapist in the community.
We at the counseling center respect confidentiality. Massachusetts law and ethical guidelines for therapists require that student visits and all information shared during therapy sessions remain confidential. We cannot release information to anyone without a student's written permission. This includes friends, instructors, and parents. Records of therapy sessions are kept in a secure electronic medical record. Exceptions to confidentiality occur only under special circumstances such as being in imminent danger to self or others. A counselor will review these exceptions in detail at the intake appointment.
Consultation service is available to Berklee students, faculty, staff, and family members who are concerned about a Berklee student's mental health. Please call the receptionist at 617 747-2310 or stop by at the CAC to leave a message with the on-call counselor. Let the receptionist know how urgent your situation is, and the on-call counselor will respond promptly.
Come join us to sit. Meditation Group has been a significant support system for students at Berklee. Students will learn a variety of meditation techniques, have time for questions, and make connections with other students about meditation. Sessions are a free service to the Berklee community and there is plenty of room, so all students, faculty and staff are welcome. Sessions are led by Liz Bailey, psychotherapist and wellness specialist.
If you are a new student, please invite your new peers and friends to join us in meditation, a way to help transition into the first semester and manage the busy life of a Berklee student.