Student Health

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where is it?

A:  The Counseling Center is located on the corner of South Pleasant Street and Hitchcock Road in Scott House, which is the white house directly across the street from Orr Rink.  The entrance is in the back -- on the parking lot side.

Q: When is it open?

Counseling Center Staff 2014-2015

Ira Addes is a psychiatric consultant. A diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine, he was educated at Brooklyn College and received his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, and practiced internal medicine for four years prior to returning for his training in psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Medical Center.

Counseling Center Policy on Confidentiality

Types of Appointments and Services

Emergency Care

Any time, by calling 413-542-2354

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call us. If our office is open, we will see you immediately. If our office is closed, you will be able to speak with a licensed mental health counselor by phone.

Urgent Care

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Scott House

Amherst College Counseling Center

Scott House building

Scott House, 14 Hitchcock Rd., Amherst MA
Telephone: 413-542-2354


Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
After-hours care: available by phone 24/7