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.
Please note that our office is located on a lower level, which includes several steps. For members of our community who need accommodations to access our offices and services, please contact us, and we will assist you. We value the needs of the Berklee community and are actively working to cultivate a fully accessible space.
Currently enrolled students can set up an initial appointment with a counselor by calling 617-747-2310 or stopping by the Counseling Center at 54 Fenway (lower level) 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.
The Counseling Center holds confidentiality in the highest regard. Massachusetts state 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 the student's written permission. This includes friends, faculty, staff, 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.
Consultation service is available to Berklee students, faculty, staff, and family members who are concerned about a Berklee student's mental health. Call the administrative assistant at 617-747-2310 or stop by the Counseling Center at 54 Fenway (lower level) 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.