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Counseling Center

Supporting students' mental and emotional health

24-Hr Emergency Information

Clinicians are available to provide mental health support via phone after the office is closed. To access, call the main Counseling Center number 781-891-2274 and select the after-hours option.

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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.

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Schedule a Visit

Callahan Building, Second Floor
Stop in or call (781) 891-2274 to schedule an appointment. Before you meet with a clinician, you’ll need to complete a consent form.  

We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year. During the summer, we are open between 8am and 5:30pm.

If you need assistance outside our regular business hours, contact an emergency resource or find off-campus care.

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.

Individual Therapy

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.

Group Therapy

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.

Referrals

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

Consultation

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.

Outreach

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.

Skills Workshops

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.

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