Revised Hours for Winter Break 2023

The Center for Counseling and Mental Health is open Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm until January 27. We remain available for mental health emergencies at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, during the winter break.

Online Scheduling Now Available!

The Amherst Center for Counseling and Mental Health is proud to announce that students can go into our online portal and scheduling two types of appointments: initial assessment appointments, and single session appointments. You can log into our portal by going to our forms page and view upcoming appointment times. Please do not use this function if you already receive care at the center. This function is not to schedule routine visits with your providers.

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Appointments

ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS are eligible to receive counseling and psychiatry services from the Center for Counseling and Mental Health, including brief individual therapy, single-session counseling, groups, medication management, and urgent care. 

Three Ways to Make an Appointment

  1. Call our front office at 413-542-2354 between 8:30am-4:30pm EST
  2. Self-schedule initial assessment appointments and single session appointments (not for students already connected to the center). You can do this in our appointment forms portal.
  3. Email ccmh@amherst.edu

Crisis and urgent care appointments are available same-day, and a first-time appointment for ongoing counseling can be scheduled within 1-2 weeks. After hours, you can leave a message for our office and we will get back to you the following business day. For all appointments, some online forms must be completed—you'll receive instructions for your online forms prior to your appointment. Please be sure to complete these forms before your appointment time. Learn more about our services.

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Want to learn more about your mental health? Try WellTrack Today!

WellTrack is a self-guided online mental health platform with videos and tools to help better understand mental health concerns and learn effective coping strategies. WellTrack can be used to monitor your mood, learn more about stress, anxiety, and depression, and explore useful tools to take care of your mental health. WellTrack is available on both computers and mobile devices. Sign up today to learn more about your mental health. Follow this link and use your Amherst login information to start a mental health assessment.

Need Help Now?

  • If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call The Center for Counseling and Mental Health's 24/7 phone number at 413-542-2354 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 (in the U.S.).
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now easier than ever to access, simply dial 988.
  • If you are on-campus or in Massachusetts and can wait a few hours for help, we offer urgent mental health care from 9:00am-4:00pm by calling the CCMH at 413-542-2354.
  • In the event of an immediate, life-threatening emergency on campus, call Amherst College Police emergency line at 413-542-2111. For students off-campus or out-of-state, call 9-1-1.

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Confidentiality

CCMH is a confidential resource for the Amherst community. Our clinical services are confidential, and your conversations with us are privileged. We will not share any information about you without your explicit written permission, including with academic departments, parents, faculty members or others. Read our Policy on Confidentiality for more details.