Ask a Counselor

Ask a Counselor appointments are an opportunity to speak informally with a clinician at CMHS for a short (15 minutes or less) confidential telephone consultation.

Schedule an Ask a Counselor Appointment

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

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 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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.