Counseling Services

Counseling Services

The counseling staff at Boston Conservatory and Berklee are here to support students as they define goals, develop strategies for change, realize a greater understanding of self and others, and expand personal potential. The staff is also available to help students who may be experiencing specific mental health concerns ranging from depression and anxiety, to trauma, sexual assault, substance use concerns, disordered eating, self-injury, suicidality and psychosis.

Any concern a student has is regarded as important and treated with respect. Counselors are sensitive to issues of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, physical capacities, and learning differences.

All Counseling Services are included in the comprehensive fee that full-time students pay.

Counseling Hours

We have morning, afternoon, and evening availability Monday through Saturday. Appointments can be scheduled as early as 8 a.m., and as late as 7 p.m. throughout the week.

Drop-In Hours

Drop-in hours provide students an opportunity to have a brief, unscheduled appointment with a counselor to discuss a problem or concern, ask a question, find referral resources, or schedule an appointment.

Drop-in hours are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 32 Fenway, lower level.

Emergency Appointments

If a student is experiencing a mental health emergency during normal business hours, he or she can contact Counseling Services by calling 617-747-2310, or go to the Counseling and Advising Center on the 3rd floor of 939 Boylston Street and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. The on-call counselor will meet with the student as soon as possible.

Counseling Services:

  • Assessment and Referral
  • Individual Counseling or Psychotherapy
  • Consultation to the Community
  • After Hours Counseling Support
  • Online Mental Health Screenings
  • Education Materials
  • Interactive Programming
  • Workshops
  • Free On-Line Mental Health Screening

Description of Services

Assessment and Referral

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Consultation to the Community

After-Hours Counseling Support

Online Mental Health Screenings

Education Materials

Interactive Programming and Workshops

Confidentiality

Confidentiality and privacy are of outmost importance for counseling services. All counseling sessions will be kept confidential and no information will be revealed to anyone outside of the Counseling and Wellness without the written consent of the student receiving services, unless it’s required by law.

If a student is judged to be a danger to self and/or others, or if minors, elderly, or persons with disabilities are being abused or neglected, legal and ethical standards will require the counseling staff to break confidentiality as to protect for the people involved.

A detailed notice of privacy practices and other limits to confidentiality is reviewed as part of every initial counseling appointment and is available upon request.