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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 cannot offer face-to-face counseling during this time, consistent with social and physical 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 resources available to help you get through this time:

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency at any point, call Campus Police at 617-243-2279, your local police department, or 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.

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 Lasell University Campus Police at 617-243-2279, dial 911, or visit your nearest emergency room.

Counseling appointments can be made by:

• Calling the main phone number of the Counseling Center: 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-4:30pm. Our office at 18 Maple Terrace is no longer open for face-to-face counseling. All counseling for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year will be done using telehealth technology.