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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.

Counseling Services

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The college years are a time of accelerated growth, significant challenges and considerable stress. Counseling Services is here to help you with the variety of concerns that arise during these intense years. We provide students with an opportunity to explore concerns and problems with a professional psychotherapist in a confidential setting. Our mental health counselors and psychiatrists provide ongoing private and group counseling to support mental health needs and medication management as appropriate.

Important COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus that causes respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, congestion, runny nose, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing, severe weakness and pneumonia. For updates on Smith’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.


Free Mental Health Services

Undergraduate and graduate students can schedule an initial appointment with a therapist or psychiatrist by calling or emailing our office. Counseling Services will offer resources to assist you in meeting your social, emotional and academic goals.

Students come for counseling to address:

  • adjustment to college
  • trauma (relational, systemic, or identity based)
  • loneliness
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • stress related to the pandemic
  • eating concerns
  • abuse or abuse history
  • major mental illness
  • procrastination
  • family problems
  • interpersonal conflicts
  • stress related to political matters
  • suicidality
  • grief and loss
  • depression
  • concerns related to identity (race, gender, sexuality, class, ability)
  • navigating family and cultural expectations
  • use of alcohol or drugs
  • challenges navigating intimate relationships
  • anything else

News & Announcements

Virtual Appointments Available

We are open for virtual individual and group appointments. Current groups are listed below and students are also invited to suggest other group topics. For more information or to register, call 413-585-2840 or send email to

  • ADHD Support/Homework Club
  • Asian Student Support
  • Back Home Blues
  • Back Student Support
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief Support
  • Low Income Support
  • Overcoming Social Isolation
  • Survivors of Sexual and Dating Violence
  • SOC Support
  • Students Impacted by Immigration
  • Trans, GNC, NB and Questioning Support
  • Kick & Shout (Exercise for Stress Management)