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Counseling Services

Contact Us

counseling@
bostonconservatory.edu
(617) 912-9112

Drop-In Hours
M, W, F: 11am - 1pm
32 The Fenway, Lower Level  

After Hours
If you need to contact Counseling Services after business hours, or during office closings, please call the After Hours Counseling Support Line at 617-912-9183.

The Counseling Staff at the Counseling and Wellness Center, is 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 Services

Free On-Line Mental Health Screening

Scheduling a Counseling Appointment

To make a counseling appointment, please contact us via phone at 617-912-9112, or via email at counseling@bostonconservatory.edu. We will respond within the next business day and can help you set up an appointment.

Counseling Hours

We have morning, afternoon and evening availability Monday through Saturday. Appointments can be scheduled as early as 8am, and as late as 7pm 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.  

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays 11:00am - 1:00pm

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 Center 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.

Description of Services

Assessment and Referral

If a student has been experiencing emotional distress, he or she can meet with a counselor for an assessment of his or her needs and determination of possible recommendations including individual and group psychotherapy, outpatient or impatient treatment, or psychopharmacological treatment.

If a student has a history of psychotherapy or treatment and is new to the Boston area, the counseling staff will work to find an appropriate provider if need.

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Individual counseling is an opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss any personal concerns. Students seek treatment for a variety of reasons including adjustment issues, relationship and family concerns, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, sexual assault or harassment, suicidality, self-injury and other mental health concerns.

Students work with the counselor to determine the appropriate course of treatment. Each student is eligible to receive twelve counseling sessions on campus per academic year. When it is determined that a referral to the community would be best for a student, the counselor will work with the student to find appropriate supports in the Boston area.

Consultation to the Community

The counseling staff is available to all members of the Boston Conservatory community, including students, parents, faculty and staff if there are concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of a Conservatory student. While confidential information cannot be released, the counseling staff can help clarify any concerns about a student and help determine a best plan on action to reach out to the student. If needed, the counseling staff can also reach out to a student of.

After Hours Counseling Support

When the office is closed, during evenings and weekends, a counselor can be reached by contacting the After Hours Counseling Support Line at 617-912-9183. A counselor is available 24/7 to discuss issues of concern, or respond to an urgent concern.

Online Mental Health Screenings

Mental Health Screenings are available to students throughout the year. Students may be screened for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, or alcohol abuse. Following your screening, you will be given recommendations for follow-up and information on where to seek further diagnostic evaluation or treatment, if necessary.
Take an on-line screening

Education Materials

Education materials on a wide variety of mental health and personal growth topics are available to students free of charge. Literature, pamphlets and other self-help tools are often used by students to get more information about an issue troubling them or someone else in their life. To access this information, students can contact the counseling staff.

Interactive Programming

Counseling programs occur on campus throughout the year, and provide a focus on stress management, mental health awareness, substance use resources, and other areas of interest.  Programs are open to all students, and are a great way to learn more about counseling on campus.

Workshops

The Counseling staff is available to present or organize workshops on a variety of health topics. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a workshop for your residence hall, classroom, or event. 

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