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Counseling Service

The Counseling Service provides students with an opportunity to explore concerns and problems with a professional psychotherapist in a confidential setting. The college years are a time of accelerated growth, significant challenges and considerable stress. The Counseling Service is here to help you with the variety of concerns that arise during these intense years.

Free Individual Counseling

Smith College undergraduate and graduate students can meet individually with a therapist by making an appointment. The Counseling Service assists you in developing healthy, fulfilling relationships; increasing enjoyment; and working productively.

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Students come for counseling to address:

  • roommate difficulties
  • loneliness
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • disordered eating
  • abuse issues
  • procrastination
  • family problems
  • interpersonal conflicts
  • difficulty in intimate relationships
  • questions about sexuality or sexual orientation
  • depression
  • cultural or ethnic concerns
  • achievement conflicts
  • concerns about use of alcohol or drugs
  • gender identity questions

News & Announcements

Chronic HOpe: support group for students with non apparent disabilities beginning Feb 15


QTSOF Support group for queer and trans students of faith beginning feb 28


Grief Support Group

Fridays, 1-2:15 p.m., starting February 10, 2017.

Grief Support Flyer (PDF)

Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Wednesdays 4-5:15 p.m. or Fridays 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required at 413-585-2840.

Survivors of Sexual Trauma Flyer (PDF)

ADHD 6-Week Skills & Strategies Group

Starts Wednesday, February 15, from 3-4 p.m., Ainsworth Gym room 151. Dress comfortably. If interested, please contact Jeannette Landrie or Elena Volpe.

ADHD Skills & Strategies Group Flyer (PDF)

News from the Director, Pamela McCarthy

I am happy to announce that the College has implemented a new team structure for staffing at the Schacht Center. On August 1, 2016, I assumed the position of Director of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Elaine Longley, R.N, a long time staff member in Health Services, is now the Associate Director for the Pelham Medical Service. Kristin Evans, MSW and Doctoral candidate in Social Work has joined the Center as the Associate Director for Counseling Services. Our new Associate Director for Wellness Education is Kristina Mereigh. She has a masters degree in Public Health Communication. The team and our entire staff is very enthusiastic about working together to provide top notch services to help students be their healthiest and happiest.