Make an Appointment

Ways You Can Make an Appointment

Call 617-627-3360 or stop by to make an appointment any time between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Read our bios if you want to request a counselor with a particular expertise, or of a specific racial, ethnic, or gender identity. Our front desk staff will match your request with your schedule.

If the counselor you see doesn’t feel like a good fit, you can either let your counselor know or just call our front desk and request a different counselor.

If you have student health insurance, you can also reach out to a virtual counselor.

Your First Appointment

  • Forms: Please log on to the Tufts University Health and Wellness Patient Portal to read and fill out forms before you meet with your counselor. If you have any questions or concerns about the content of these documents, your counselor will be happy to discuss them with you when you meet. 
  1. Clients Rights and Responsibilities - A summary of your rights based on the Massachusetts law, The Patient's Bill of Rights. This form explains confidentiality and how to get the most out of your counseling experience. It is for you to read and keep. 
  2. Informed Consent Statement and Confidentiality Policy- A brief overview of what to expect form counseling and our confideintiality policy. By signing this form, you will consent to counseling at CMHS.
  3. ​Student Information Form-  This form asks for basic information such as your name and contact information, background and health history.  
  4. When you check in for your initial appointment, we’ll ask you to fill out a short checklist regarding recent experiences and feelings. This should take no more than 5 minutes.
  • If you have not filled out forms online, please 15 minutes early and check in at the front desk.
  • Appointments range from 45-50 minutes unless otherwise stated.

What to Expect

At your first appointment you and your counselor will review:

  • The concerns you came in to discuss in light of your personal history and life experiences
  • The goals of your counseling, options available to you, and a plan for achieving your goals
  • Your treatment options, which include brief individual counseling at CMHS, referral to a provider in the community, referral to a group, and/or other on or off-campus resources