Parents and Family Information

Especially for parents and families
College is a time of transitions, growth, success, and challenges. The Counseling Center is a place where your student can speak confidentially to a clinician about a range of personal issues. For students needing care beyond the scope of our clinical services, we can assist in referrals to mental health or substance abuse specialists in the local community. The Boston area is fortunate to have a wide range of health services for ongoing care.

If your student is currently receiving therapy or treatment in the home community or is currently taking prescription medication for mental health needs, it is important to plan for continuation of services before coming to campus and to avoid waiting lists for treatment. We highly recommend that you consult with your student's current provider to discuss continuation of medication and ongoing therapy. For continuity of treatment, our recommendation is to arrange periodic meetings with the provider in the home community.

There are occasions when your student’s behavior or presentation raises concerns for parents. The Counseling Center staff is available for confidential consultation. Such consultations can focus on a range of issues, including: how to assist a student faced with a difficult situation, how to refer a student to the Counseling Center, or how to locate appropriate local mental health treatment for students. Please contact Janice Fletcher, at 617-243-2145.

Resources for Students
The Counseling Center is available to provide free, confidential short-term counseling to Lasell College undergraduate students. If you are concerned about your student please encourage them to schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center, by calling our main line 617-243-2451 or Janice Fletcher, CC Director at 617-243-2145. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, during the academic year. We are located in Case House, 188 Woodland Road.

For after hours emergencies, contact campus police at 617-243-2279.

Helpful websites and numbers:
Lasell College Center for Academic Achievement - 617-243-2306
Student Health Services-617-243-2216
Career Services-617-243-2125
Campus Life-617-243-2124

Helpful websites for parents:
College Parents of America

Faculty Profile

Tessa LeRoux, Ph.DProfessor of Sociology; Director of Nancy Lawson Donahue ’49 Institute for Values and Public Life; Book Review Editor for Journal of Family Theory and ReviewTessa Leroux's main scholarly work is in the field of gender and family studies. She has published articles in the area of gender role socialization, teenage pregnancy and single parenthood, domestic work and migration, and family ideology.  

News Highlight

Lasell College Students Part of Trial Program to Offer TV Content via Devices  Thursday, August 21, 2014Lasell College is one of a handful of colleges participating in a trial of Xfinity On Campus that lets students watch live TV and On Demand programming across devices. The program begins this fall semester.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium