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 2016-2017

Jacqueline Alvarez is a licensed psychologist and directs the Counseling Center.  She received her BA in psychology and sociology from the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where after she completed a doctoral internship at the University of Texas at Austin.  Her approach to therapy integrates many theories, and at heart she is a developmentalist who believes strongly in biopsychosocial and systems models.

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

                        9:00 am – Noon and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday

                        10:00 am – Noon and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Wednesday

Welcome to the Amherst College Counseling Center. On this site you will find resources for students, parents and others, including information on how to make an appointment and how to get help in an emergency.