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 Sharon Harrington-Hope, 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 617-243-2181 or Sharon Harrington-Hope, CC Director at 617-243-2145. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., during the academic year. We are located at 18 Maple Terrace.

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
Advising: 617-243-2111

Helpful websites for parents:
College Parents of America