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Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling (also called Personal Counseling) in a community college setting places emphasis on psycho-educational and developmental issues.  Typically, the focus is on managing temporary problems of daily living, rather than treating psychological disorders.  A counselor can help students think about events in a more rational way, so that they can gain perspective, make good choices, and experience less stress.  And, of course, a counselor can help students with academic issues, such as test anxiety.  A community college counselor can also screen students for depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders and, if necessary, refer them to community resources that provide therapy.

Counseling Services offers a friendly, supportive environment where free, confidential services are provided for students.  The following Mental Health services are provided by Counseling Services:

  • Short-term Therapy
  • Assessment
  • Substance Use (Alcohol and other drug) Screening
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Appropriate Referrals for Treatment
  • Free, Anonymous, and Confidential Online Assessments: mentalhealthscreening.org/BristolCC

Scheduling Appointments

To make an appointment in Fall River or New Bedford, or to speak with someone to learn more about Counseling, please call 508.678.2811, ext. 2234/2227 or stop by G211 on the Fall River campus.  For appointments at the Attleboro Campus, please contact the Enrollment Center at 508.678.2811, ext. 3527.

More Information

Substance Use Counseling
Student Resources
Suicide Prevention
Confidentiality & Professional Ethics

Contact Details


Mental Health Counseling
Fall River & New Bedford Campuses
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2234
Location: G211

Attleboro Campus
Attleboro Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3527

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