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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.


Free, Brief Individual Consultation & Counseling

Undergraduate and graduate students can schedule an initial consultation with a therapist by calling or emailing our office to make an appointment. 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
  • 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

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Sign Up for Support Groups

For more information and to register, call the Counseling Service at 413-585-2840 or send email to counselingservices@smith.edu.


Mondays

Student of Color Support Group
4:15–5:15 p.m., Schacht Center Group Room, 2nd floor
Starts September 23, 2019
Facilitator: Jamecia Estes, LICSW

 

Athlete Support / Drop in Hours
12:15–1:30 p.m., Schacht Center Group Room, 2nd floor
Starts: October 30, 2019
Facilitators: to be determined

Tuesdays

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
4:15–6 p.m., Schacht Center Wellness Lounge, 2nd floor
Starts: September 24, 2019
Facilitator: Valri Brimfield, LPC/MHSP

 

Free Your Mind Through Movement
3–4 p.m., Ainsworth Gym
Starts: September 24, 2019
Facilitator: Elena Volpe, LMFT

 

ADHD Skills Group
4:30–6 p.m., Schacht Center Wellness Lounge, 2nd floor
Starts: September 24, 2019
Facilitator: Elena Volpe, LMFT

Wednesdays

Survivors of Sexual and Dating Trauma
4:15–5:30 p.m., Schacht Center Group Room, 2nd floor
Starts: October 2, 2019
Facilitator: Michelle Marchese, LICSW

Thursdays

International Student Support 
Noon–1 p.m., Schacht Center Group Room, 2nd floor
Starts: October 3, 2019
Facilitator: Elena Volpe, LMFT

 

Grief Support Group
1–2:15 p.m., Schacht Center Group Room, 2nd floor
Starts: September 26, 2019
Facilitator: Meg Laird, LICSW

Fridays

Trans & GNC Support
3:15–4:30 p.m., Schacht Center Group Room, 2nd floor
Starts: October 4, 2019
Facilitators: Michelle Marchese, LICSW & Lil Kraus, MSW