The Counseling Center

Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services

Your mental health is our priority. Licensed mental health professionals at The Counseling Center are available to help you address personal challenges and learn strategies and skills to help you navigate the college experience. 

EMERGENCIES

On Campus: Call campus police at 978-837-5911.

Off Campus: Call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Conditions Treated

Students visit The Counseling Center for many issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, homesickness, identity concerns, sexuality, stress and coping, eating disorders and body-image concerns, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and substance use disorders.

Services

Our confidential services include:

  • Short-term, individual counseling services
  • Group counseling, offered by topic
  • Crisis intervention, assessment and evaluation
  • Consultation to parents, students, faculty and staff who have concern for a student
  • Assessment and referrals for specialized services, psychiatric care or long-term counseling.
  • Training and outreach programs on various topics of health and wellness

BeWell@MC Offers 24/7 Mental Health Support 

The BeWell@MC 24/7 Support Line provides you with instant access to speak to a mental health clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include: 

 BeWell@MC 24/7 Support Line 

You now have instant access to speak to a mental health clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us anytime at 978-837-5444.

 CONNECT Navigators

Our navigators are here to provide you with personal support in the event you seek off-campus mental health services. They’ll be your point of contact if you require care management or come to campus with an acknowledged condition. Call us at 978-837-5444 to be connected.

 BeWell@MC Student App & Wellness Hub

Coming soon, you will be able to log in to our customized app - a digital platform offering education, online tools and access to 24/7 clinical support. Educational content includes modules and video messages developed by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

How to Make an Appointment

The Counseling Center offers teletherapy services only due to COVID-19. Please call us at 978-837-5444 to schedule an appointment via Zoom.

Request a Private Space for Your Remote Appointment

If you need a secure and confidential space for teletherapy services, please let us know when you schedule your appointment. Private spaces are located at The Counseling Center and are also available for students using outside counseling services. 

Crisis Assessment

Counselors are available to Merrimack students, faculty, and staff for mental health crisis management, intervention or consultation. 

Triage and Consultation

During business hours, counselors may be accessed for crisis intervention or consultation by calling the main number 978-837-5444. When you call, you will be asked a series of questions to triage the situation appropriately including if you need speak with a counselor immediately, within a certain time frame, or are you able to receive a call back before the end of the business day. Any information that can be shared about the situation is helpful to determine an appropriate and effective response.