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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 Trans and Gender Non-conforming
4–5:15 p.m.
Schacht Center Group Room, second floor
Starts October 1, 2018
Facilitators: Michelle Marchese, LICSW and Lil Kraus, MSW Intern
  Mondays With Mia
Noon–12:45 p.m.
Schacht Center: outdoors (weather permitting) or Wellness Lounge. second floor
Starts October 2, 2018
Facilitators: Mia and Elena Volpe, LICSW
Tuesdays ADHD Support Group
3–4 p.m. (6 weeks)
Schacht Center Wellness Lounge, second floor
Starts October 16, 2018
Facilitators: Elena Volpe, LMFT and Jeannette Landrie, Disability Services
  Free Your Mind Anxiety Group
4:15–5:15 p.m.
Schacht Center Classroom, second floor
Starts October 16, 2018
Facilitator: Elena Volpe, LMFT, Rosalie Lipfert MSW Intern
  DBT
4:30–6 p.m. (10 weeks)
Schacht Center Wellness Lounge, second floor
Starts September 25, 2018
Facilitator: Valri Bromfield, LPC/MHSP
  Survivors of Sexual Violence
4:15–5:30 p.m.
Schacht Center Group Room, second floor
Starts October 2, 2018
Facilitators: Michelle Marchese, LICSW and Ingrid Avison, MSW Intern
Fridays Grief Support Group
2–3:15 p.m.
Schacht Center Wellness Lounge, second floor
Starts October 12, 2018
Facilitators: Meg Laird, LICSW and Beth Lowry, MSW Intern