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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

Confidentiality & Ethics
Student Resources
Substance Use Counseling
Suicide Prevention

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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