Online Scheduling Now Available!

The Amherst College Counseling Center 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 clicking here 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 Counseling Center, including brief individual therapy, single-session counseling, groups, medication management, and urgent care. Students can also use My SSP, a free resource provided by Amherst College that provides mental health counseling through chat, phone, and video.

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 by clicking here.
  3. Email counsctr@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.

Need Help Now?

  • If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call The Counseling Center'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 Counseling Center 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.

What are you looking for?

Confidentiality

The Counseling Center 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.

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Survivor Support & Amnesty

For students who experience or witness any form of sexual violence and are afraid to come forward due to a potential COVID policy violation, don't be afraid to ask for help.

Your Overall Safety, Health and Wellbeing are Most Important

Survivors of sexual violence and bystandards are encouraged to report violence, seek support, and access services without fear of getting in trouble.

  • The Title IX Office (413) 542-5707
  • Counseling Center (413) 542-2354
  • ACPD Emergency Line (413) 542-2111
  • Health Services (413) 542-2267