Who We Are and What We Do
We care. You do not have to struggle alone.
Who We Are (Our Mission)
Our mission is to offer accessible, judgment-free spaces where students can focus on enhancing strengths and overcoming challenges that affect mental health. We are committed to fostering student well-being, resilience, and growth, and helping students achieve their own goals on their own terms. We strive to balance respect for each student's unique experience with our understanding of the challenges shared by many college students. In keeping with Springfield College's Humanics philosophy, we view mental health as connected to physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
What We Do
The Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling to undergraduate and graduate students at Springfield College. Both individual and group sessions are offered. Many students use our services at some point during their academic careers, and we support students dealing with a wide range of responses to challenge during one of the biggest transitions of their lives.
A staff of mental health professionals, including graduate associates, work collaboratively with students. If medication is indicated, a consultation with a prescriber may be arranged. The Counseling Center also runs outreach programs, ranging from suicide awareness/prevention to group presentations on mental health topics.
The Counseling Center strives to provide as many clinical services to our students as possible. However, because some services take significant personnel resources, present a conflict of interest, are beyond the scope of practice, or require specialization, there are some services we do not provide.
We do not currently provide services to the following groups:
- Incoming first-year or transfer students prior to New Student Orientation (NSO)
- Students who are not currently enrolled at Springfield College
- Faculty or staff members
- Students enrolled in the Regional Online campuses
- Students refusing to follow clinical recommendations
We do not currently provide the following services:
- Long-term counseling
- Specialty care such as EMDR
- Intensive substance abuse treatment
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Counseling outside of traditional business hours
- Teletherapy (i.e., therapy by telephone, Skype, etc.)
- Assessments for learning disabilities and/or ADHD
- Assessment and documentation for emotional support animals
- Court-ordered or mandated treatment
The Counseling Center will work with students to access referrals in the community. If you would like assistance in accessing off-campus resources please contact the counseling center at 413-748-3345.