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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, BRIEF Individual CONSULTATION AND Counseling

Smith College undergraduate and graduate students can schedule an initial consultation with a therapist by calling or emailing our office to make an appointment. The Counseling Service will offer resources to assist you in meeting your social, emotional, and academic goals.

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Students come for counseling to address:

  • adjustment to college
  • loneliness
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • eating concerns
  • abuse or abuse history
  • procrastination
  • family problems
  • interpersonal conflicts
  • suicidality
  • grief and loss
  • depression
  • concerns related to identity (race, gender, sexuality, class, ability)
  • navigating family and cultural expectations
  • use of alcohol or drugs
  • roommate difficulties
  • difficulty in intimate relationships

News & Announcements

Nutrition Group with Dr. Ede on March 26: stress

 

Support Group for Students with Anxiety

 

Support Group for Students with ADD/ADHD

 

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SIGN UP NOW FOR SPRING SUPPORT GROUPS

Register by calling the Counseling Service at 413.585.2840 or emailing us at counselingservices@smith.edu

 

Trans and GNC Self-care and Support Group

Support group for trans and GNC students.
Mondays, 4:15–5:30 p.m.

Survivors Support Group

A supportive group for survivors of sexual or dating violence or abuse.
Tuesdays, 4:15–5:30 p.m.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Group

A group focusing on developing skills to improve emotional and interpersonal health. Skills taught include mindfulness, regulation of emotions, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:00p.m.

Free Your Mind: Movement for Anxiety

Movement and exercise to reduce anxiety.

Tuesdays, 5:00–6:00p.m.


ADHD Motivational Group

A practical, hand-on skill building group for individuals diagnosed with ADHD. Co-facilitated by the counseling services and disability services.
Wednesdays, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Grief Support Group

A supportive group for students who have experience personal loss starting.
Fridays, 2–3:15 p.m.

Walk and Talk for Social Anxiety

Take a relaxing walk and learn strategies for overcoming social anxiety.
Fridays, 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m.

 

Trauma Informed Yoga Series

Using yoga to target a range of symptoms stemming from any form of trauma you may have experienced.

To be determined

 

First Generation Support Group

Support for first-generation college students.

To be determined

 

Brain Food Nutrition Series

Dr. Georgia Ede shares information on the impact of nutrition on mental health.

To be determined