Personal Counseling

Professionally trained and licensed clinicians offer free, confidential service to all Berklee students. Personal counselors provide short-term counseling or a referral to a community practitioner, giving you an opportunity to receive help with depression and anxiety, stress management, relationship and family concerns, sexual assault or harassment, substance abuse, wellness, crisis intervention, and any other concern impacting your mental health.

Individual Counseling

Currently enrolled students can set up an intake appointment with a personal counselor by calling or stopping by the Counseling and Advising Center 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. To make an appointment, please visit the front counter or call 617-747-2310.

Consultation

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 the Counseling and Advising Center 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.

Get in Touch

Students can access the Counseling and Advising Center at 939 Boylston Street (accessed from 921 Boylston Street, third floor). Contact 617-747-2310 for more information.