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 1pm to 2pm 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:

    • Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to speak with a counselor, or have specific questions about CMHS and therapy
    • Would like to get a counselor’s perspective about whether and how therapy could be helpful for them
    • Would like to obtain a counselor’s perspective about a particular problem or issue (for example, being concerned about a roommate and unsure of who to talk to about it or how to talk to the roommate)


    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). 
    Ask a Counselor is also not meant for students who 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 (9:00 – 4:00 during the summer) 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.