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 2013-2014

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

How to Make an Appointment with a Counselor

  • Stop by the Counseling Center located in Scott House (directly across the street from Orr Rink), or call us at 413-542-2354 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • The morning Walk-In schedule takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Scott House. Sessions last approximately 20 minutes and are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Amherst College Counseling Center


Scott House building

Scott House
Telephone: 413-542-2354