Ask a Counselor

  • Speak informally with a clinician at CMHS for a short (15 minutes or less) confidential telephone consultation 
  • Available from 11:00am-noon and 1:00-2:00pm Mondays – Fridays (except holidays)  
  • Can be scheduled online or by calling CMHS at 617-627-3360 to request an Ask a Counselor appointment
Ask a Counselor is best for students who:
  • Would like to obtain a counselor’s perspective about a particular problem or issue (for example, being concerned about a friend and unsure of how to talk to or help the friend)
  • Are not sure about counseling and have specific questions about CMHS and therapy or wonder what it’s like to speak with a counselor 
  • Would like to get a counselor’s perspective about whether and how therapy could be helpful for them
Ask a Counselor is not meant for students who:
  • Are in crisis or are having active thoughts of self-harm (in this case, please call CMHS at 617-627-3360 and let the receptionist know that you need to speak with a clinician urgently)
  • Have a problem or issue they want to spend more than 15 minutes working through (regular 45-minute appointments are available Mondays – Fridays from 9:00am – 5:00pm and can be scheduled by calling CMHS)
 
Although Ask a Counselor appointments are conversations with Tufts CMHS clinicians, the service is not a substitute for psychotherapy or formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment.