Supporting students' mental and emotional health
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We're Here To Help
As a college student, you will be confronted with many important issues and life decisions. Here in the counseling center, we help you better understand yourself so you can live full, enjoy satisfying relationships, and achieve your academic and personal goals. We can help you address your concerns through individual and group counseling, consultations, and community programming. We offer confidential appointments meaning parents, faculty, staff, and other students cannot receive any information about your treatment unless you want them to. If you feel you are in need of support, please contact us to set up an initial appointment to further discuss your needs and the possible services available to you.
Counseling Center Services
Our services are available to all full and part time students. To make an appointment, please call 781.891.2274 or come to the center and one of our staff will assist you with finding a time that works for you. After your initial appointment, you will work with your clinician to determine which services and/or referrals are most appropriate for you.
After your intake appointment, individual therapy may be recommended. These appointments are confidential, goal oriented one on one meetings that address your mental health related distress. Appointments are typically 45-50 minutes.
After your intake appointment, group therapy may be recommended. During group, 5-8 students meet to share their struggles and offer one another support and feedback with the help of 1-2 trained group therapists.
If you need long-term or intensive services, we can facilitate a referral to a mental health care provider in the community. Referrals are commonly made when:
Appointments are needed frequently or after hours
A mental health issue requires a specific therapy type
Long-term or ongoing psychotherapy is required
Issues don’t improve or worsen during short-term counseling
If you’re worried about a member of the Bentley community, you can speak with our staff about your concerns. You can also file a CARE report.
If you’d like a clinician to present information on a mental health topic for your student organization, class or team, call (781) 891-2274 or contact a clinician directly.
After your intake appointment, a skills workshop may be recommended. These workshops typically run for 4 weeks and involve learning about mindfulness as well as anxiety and stress management. If interested, please contact the counseling center to set up an appointment 781.891.2274.
Clinical Training Program
Each academic year, we select three doctoral-level Advanced Practicum Students for our highly regarded program. The wide range of presenting concerns, the quality of the supervision and staff, and the psycho-educational opportunities make this a well-rounded experience.