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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, BRIEF 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

SIGN UP FOR FALL 2017 GROUP OFFERINGS is underway.

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

Trans and GNC Self-care and Support Group

Support group for trans and GNC students beginning September 18.
Mondays, 4:15–5:30 p.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. Begins September 28.
Tuesdays, 3–4 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 or Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m.

Survivors of Sexual Violence

A supportive group for survivors. Starts week of September 27.
Wednesdays, 4:15–5:30 p.m. or Fridays, 2:30–3:45 p.m.

Grief Support Group

A supportive group for students who have experience personal loss starting September 22.
Fridays, 2–3:15 p.m.

Trauma Informed Yoga Series

Meets on November 10, 17, December 1 and 8 from 12:30–2 p.m. Space is limited; early pre-registration recommended.