Skip to main content

COVID-19 Update

As of March 23 all classes will be taught remotely through the remainder of the semester.

While faculty and staff continue to work remotely, only authorized personnel may access campus facilities. Read the full update.

You are here

Counseling & Wellness

In Case of Emergency, please call 617.879.7800

The Counseling & Wellness Center offers programs promoting wellbeing throughout the academic year. Counseling is free short-term psychotherapy, evaluations, referrals, and other resources for students. 

contact • T: 617.879.7760 • F: 617.879.7769
2nd Floor of Kennedy Building
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Emergency Drop-in HoursMonday - Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Counseling Philosophy of Care

The primary purpose of the MassArt Counseling Services is to enhance the ability of students to develop their creative, intellectual, and emotional potential in order to have a successful college experience.

We consider it a sign of strength when a student decides to seek counseling. We believe that the process of counseling can result in an individual gaining insights, new skills, and personal growth to help them navigate the challenges of college life and beyond.

Counseling is a collaborative relationship between a client and a mental health professional that is trained to help clients to understand and change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Clients often experience a wide range of emotions during the counseling sessions. At times this can be overwhelming but, if the individual works closely with the counselor, it is generally found to be fulfilling and will provide relief by talking about difficult topics.

Students come to us during times of crisis and intense stress when their usual supports or coping skills are not working. Sometimes students come in who have less pressing concerns - such as a roommate conflict or difficulty with an academic subject. We welcome all students and try to provide an initial session as swiftly as possible.

After Hours Support

Want to talk to someone on the phone after our office is closed? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide support and assistance. Visit or call 877.870.HOPE (4673).

Not comfortable talking on the phone? provides free, 24 hour emotional support by text. Text 741741 when you are in crisis and need to talk. A live, trained counselor will respond promptly and be available to provide support and assistance. 

If there is an emergency that requires immediate assistance, call MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800.