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