Counseling Services

Treatment Services

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) offers free and confidential counseling services to students of the Boston, Worcester, and Manchester, NH campuses. These include:

  • Short-term individual and couples counseling
  • Crisis management
  • Psycho-educational workshops and programs
  • A resource and referral service
  • Consultation to student groups, faculty, and the college community

Short-Term Individual Counseling Appointments

MCPHS Counseling Services offers short-term treatment. Students often seek help for concerns related to the following:

  • Stress management
  • Adjustment to college
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Cultural issues

Following an initial intake appointment, our counselors will review a student’s needs to determine whether short-term treatment with MCPHS Counseling Services or a referral to an outside provider is needed. Students treated by us are matched with a counselor and set up with a treatment plan with a specific number of recommended sessions (usually four to eight).

24-hour Crisis Response

Students may call the Counselor On Duty by reaching out to our office: Boston (617.732.2837), Worcester (508.373.5718), and Manchester (603.314.1781). Press 9 for after-hours urgent care. Emergency services are available during regular office hours by calling or walking into the office. Additionally for emergencies, call 911 or go to your local emergency room or call 988 for the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Outreach Presentations

Staff members are available for outreach presentations to the MCPHS community on various topics, including stress management, procrastination, test anxiety, relationship issues, and improving communication.

Student Programming

Virtual and in-person programming on health and wellness are available throughout the academic year. Follow our Instagram, @mcphscounselingandwellness, to stay updated on news and events.