Curious about the operations of MCLA Counseling Services? Concerned about college student mental health? Interested in developing the skills necessary to help support the emotional wellness of your peers? MCLA Counseling Services (CS) is currently seeking applications for its Student Advisory Board. The CS Student Advisory Board is entering into its second year and aims to support campus-wide mental health initiatives and offer input into CS programs and services.
Counseling Services strives to have a group that is representative of the MCLA student body. Students of all ages, classifications, and residential statuses are invited to apply. Additionally, CS welcomes students who represent a diverse range of identities and affiliations, such as athletes, the LGBTQAI+ community, and communities of color. The CS Student Advisory Board will serve as a vital connection between CS and the campus community.
Please email a cover letter and resume to Heidi Riello, Director of Counseling Services, at Heidi.Riello@mcla.edu.
Black Lives Matter. Counseling Services staff stands with our students, staff, faculty, and community members of color during this time of racist violence, grief and protest.
Racism in the United Stated continues to threaten the lives and safety of People of Color, and we each have a responsibility to actively confront and dismantle it. As professionals who oversee the work of healing and empowering students in their struggles, we recognize the importance of taking a stand and offering support by naming and addressing what causes the illness, wounds, and impairment, i.e. systemic racism and white supremacy. We also acknowledge that there is a more sustained and additional need for facilitating the difficult (and often painful) honest examination and self-work around our individual biases in thought and action, and how that impacts our work with students, colleagues, campuses, communities, friends and family. In this way, we affirm our commitment to anti-racism.
MCLA students in need of support during this time are invited to connect to a counselor by calling the office at 413-662-5331, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am-4:30 pm. For more information on Racial Trauma, click HERE.
Counseling Services will be open for in-person counseling sessions during the spring 2022 semester. Counseling Services staff is eager to support students and will be offering in-person services to vaccinated students, with teletherapy services continuing to be offered by special request. Unvaccinated students will be offered teletherapy only. To schedule an appointment, students are invited to call Counseling Services at (413) 662-5331 between the hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, or to email Counseling Services at Marissa.Parker@mcla.edu.
Counseling Services offers a range of services including individual and couples counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric treatment, consultation to campus community members, and off-campus referrals. Group counseling is available as needs arise. Counseling is confidential and free to all enrolled MCLA students.
Counseling Services is located in the MountainOne Student Wellness Center, 2nd Floor.
Hours of Operation
Counseling Services office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Making an Appointment
Students are seen at Counseling Services by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, students are welcome to call and speak with a member of our staff at (413) 662-5331 between the hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Students may also email Counseling Services with scheduling or other non-urgent questions at email@example.com or Marissa.Parker@mcla.edu.
Mailing Address & Contact Information
MCLA Counseling Services
MountainOne Student Wellness Center, 2nd Floor
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247