Counseling Services

General Information

Counseling Services is staffed with a diverse group of clinicians. Please see the staff bios for more information. We are available for brief consultations, short-term psychotherapy, crisis support. If you require more support than we are able to provide, we have connections with many private practice psychotherapists in the area, and would be happy to help you find the one that meets your needs. We also work closely with private practice psychiatrists as well as with the experienced psychiatrists at the University of Massachusetts mental health services. We regularly refer students for whom it is appropriate to these physicians for medications, consultation, and management. 

Counseling Services is open for mental health treatment when Hampshire is in session. We are closed during the school breaks.    

Counseling Services is integrated with Health Services and staff are co-located in Montague House (across from the Red Barn) and next-door, in Stiles House (between the Red Barn and the Hitchcock Center). 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I feel urgently in need, and I would like to speak with a counselor right away?

  • If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room. 

For all other urgent situations:

  • During normal working hours (9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday): You may call Health and Counseling Services at 413.559.5458 and ask to schedule a same-day appointment. 
  • After hours and on weekends: You may call Health and Counseling Services at 413.559.5458 and press 1 to speak with a clinician. Please know that during this busy time, there is sometimes a wait of up to 5 minutes before you connect with someone. Do not hang up.

What is the Patient Portal

Hampshire Health and Counseling Services utilizes an electronic health record system called Medicat. Medicat has a patient portal through which you can confidentially communicate with your counselor or health care provider. (Traditional email is not a confidential form of communication.) 

To access the portal, please go to, and follow instructions on the screen. 

If your provider contacts you via the patient portal, you will receive an email on your Hampshire email account from Follow the instructions in the email to access your message.

I am in therapy at Hampshire Counseling Services, how can I contact my counselor? 

You may reach your counselor or another counseling staff member by calling our main number 413.559.5458 or via the patient portal. In your voicemail or portal message, please include your name, current location, phone number, and several good times to call you back. Appointments cannot be made by email and must be made by the student. 

I have never seen a counselor at Hampshire Counseling Services; May I set up an intake appointment?

Please call 413-559-5458 if you would like to schedule an appointment. Appointments cannot be made by email and must be made by the student. 

Additional Information and Support Options

 Crisis Hotlines and Online Services

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 866.488.7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741
  • Directory of International Suicide Hotlines