For support finding an off-campus therapist, Berklee offers the following supports:
Case management promotes wellbeing by helping students access appropriate treatment, campus resources, and community resources. Case managers can meet with students virtually or in person and their services are free to Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students on the Boston campus. If you’d like a case manager to help you navigate the process, make an appointment today.
ThrivingCampus is a searchable database of mental health providers interested in working with college and graduate students. Make sure to filter your search by insurance if you are looking for a therapist who is in-network with your insurance plan. Students on the Berklee College Insurance Plan should select “Blue Cross Blue Shield” as their insurance.
When to Seek an Off-Campus Provider
We recommend seeking an off-campus provider for some of these reasons:
- If you’re seeking long-term counseling (more than a semester).
- If you want a local medication provider.
- If your mental health needs would be better served by a specialist (e.g., an eating disorder, complex trauma, or psychosis).
- If you prefer a therapist who is not affiliated with Berklee College of Music.
- If you would like a practice that offers integrated care between a primary care doctor, a psychiatrist, and/or a therapist (this is sometimes a good idea if you have multiple conditions and/or medications that need to be balanced and monitored regularly).
Before finding an off-campus provider, we recommend getting familiar with your insurance and determining if your treatment is financially feasible for you to maintain beforehand. Figure out:
- what insurance you have; and
- what mental health benefits are included in your plan.