Counseling Services

Professionally trained and licensed clinicians offer free, confidential service to all Berklee students. Counselors provide short-term counseling or a referral to a community practitioner, giving students 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 their mental health.

Individual Counseling

Currently enrolled students can set up an initial appointment with a personal counselor by calling or stopping by the Counseling Center and speaking with the administrative assistant. At the initial appointment, the counselor will assess needs and discuss all treatment options. Depending on the presenting concerns, students can receive referrals for treatment in the community or be seen internally for short-term treatment. 

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 an 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 service is available to Berklee students, faculty, staff, and family members who are concerned about a Berklee student's mental health. Call the receptionist at 617-747-2310 or stop by the Counseling 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 Center at 54 Fenway (lower level). Contact 617-747-2310 for more information.