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Counseling Center

Welcome to the Lasell University Counseling Center. College can be challenging! And when challenges present themselves, it is often helpful to talk with a professional counselor. The Counseling Center offers free, confidential, short-term counseling to process personal concerns, problems, or difficult feelings as students grow toward independence and satisfaction with life.

All concerns are addressed with sensitivity to and respect for diversity and individuality. We maintain strict standards of privacy and confidentiality.

For those students needing care beyond the scope of our services, for example, psychiatric evaluation, or specialized substance abuse or intensive mental health treatment, we can assist with referrals to services in the local community.

Covid-19 Update

We understand that the pandemic crisis is not only medical in nature. We all are feeling increased levels of anxiety, stress, boredom, and irritability as this unprecedented event changes our day-to-day lives. Although the Counseling Center staff will not be offering face-to-face counseling during this time, consistent with social distancing practices, we offer telehealth support to undergraduate students by telephone or Zoom. While we cannot provide telecounseling to students new to the Center who reside outside of Massachusetts, we can offer assistance in finding therapists in your home community. If you are interested in speaking with a counselor, please email or the Director of Counseling, Sharon Harrington-Hope, LMHC, at

In addition to counseling sessions, there are many other resources available to you:

  • Virtual Group Support: Every weekday, 12:30 to 1pm. COVID-19-related support, as well as support for those in isolation or quarantine, on or off campus, facilitated by counselors and counseling interns. We connect on Zoom:
  • "Call to Talk" is a mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention program run by Mass211, with 24/7 confidential support:

    • 508-532-2255

    • Text "HERE" or "c2t" or any phrase to 741741

  • Check out specific coronavirus resources, and numerous other mental health resources

You matter, so please keep yourself safe!

Contact and Appointments

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, an after-hours emergency, or a life-threatening emergency, please contact Campus Police at 617-243-2279, dial 911, or visit your nearest emergency room.

We make every effort to connect with someone who reaches out on the same day, even if it is just to touch base for a few minutes. Counseling appointments can be made by:

• Calling 617-243-2181
• Emailing

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Confidentiality is an essential feature of the Counseling Center. Your counselor will discuss confidentiality in detail at your initial appointment. You are welcome to ask any questions you might have at that time.

Hours & Location

The Counseling Center is open during the academic year, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Our offices are located at Mott House. Consistent with public health guidelines, we are practicing physical distancing and generally not accepting walk-ins or conducting face-to-face meetings unless truly exceptional cirumstances arise. Nearly all counseling for 2020-21 will be done using telehealth technology.