We will be posting information for the Amherst community on this page as we develop our responses and additional resources for students, staff, and faculty. (This page was last updated on August 30, 2021.)

Counseling and Medication Services

We're offering all our usual services in-person and/or via telehealth including: counseling, psychiatry and medication management, single-session appointments, and referrals. If you're not sure what you need, we'll point you in the right direction. Just give us a call  at 413-542-2354, or email us at counsctr@amherst.edu. Click here to learn more about our services.

My SSP (Student Support Program)

The Counseling Center is pleased to offer My SSP, a free counseling and mental health support service available to ALL students in any location, including to those studying abroad. Support is available via chat, phone, and video calls with professional counselors. My SSP is available 24/7 throughout North America and in over 150 countries worldwide. Visit here to learn more about accessing My SSP or call 866-743-7732 (US) or 001-416-380-6578 (International).

Group Treatment

The Counseling Center is excited to expand our offering of support groups and workshops. All enrolled students are welcome to participate in our support groups and mental health workshops. Visit our Groups and Workshops page for our current group offerings and information on how to join.

Online Resources and Self-Help

The Counseling Center has gathered numerous resources related to student wellness. Click here to find out more. Students who are currently enrolled within the insurance provided by the college also have access to SilverCloud, an online mental health treatment platform where you can take lessons on managing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health topics. Click here to learn more about what SilverCloud offers.