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Counseling Services

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The Counseling Center provides confidential and professional counseling services to students on a short-term basis and is staffed by experienced, licensed mental health providers. Counseling Center staff specialize in counseling with individuals, couples and groups and provide a number of student development activities throughout the academic year. Our counselors are dedicated to the health, well-being and overall development of our students. The Counseling Center also consults with students, faculty, staff and others who are concerned about the unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behavior of others. The Center is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made in person, via email or by phone. Counseling services are available on campus at no cost to the student. Counseling Center records are confidential and maintained separately from all other College records.
Students who come to Bridgewater with a previous mental health history or are under the care of a mental health provider or psychiatrist are encouraged to contact Counseling Center staff prior to the beginning of the semester in order to coordinate care and ensure a smooth transition of treatment.
Some of the issues brought to the Counseling Center include:
  • Homesickness
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression