Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling can involve one or several sessions or last up to about a semester, depending on the student’s needs and goals. The average number of counseling sessions for most students is 34, and most students meet with their individual clinicians every other week.  Please plan to arrive 1015 minutes early to fill out a few forms prior to your appointment.

Appointments that are Scheduled in Advance

You can schedule an appointment for a convenient date and time by calling CMHS at 617-627-3360. At especially busy points during the academic year, you might have to wait a couple of weeks for the first available appointment. 

Same-Day Scheduling for Single Sessions 

To provide rapid access for students who need support with a specific issue—and who may not need or desire ongoing counseling—we offer a limited number of same-day sessions each day. Call us to request a same-day appointment; you can meet with a clinician for a focused session emphasizing tools, tips, or strategies for addressing your concern. Your appointment will be most useful if you come with an identified goal in mind. Please note that because these appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, flexibility in scheduling a convenient time will likely be limited. It is also possible that the day’s appointments will already be booked by the time you call. In that case, you can schedule an appointment for another day or call back on a different day to try again with same-day scheduling.