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Mental Health Counseling & Stress Management

HCC is proud to partner with the Center for Human Development (CHD) to provide FREE in-person and telehealth counseling for students. HCC's Mental Health Center offers a broad range of programs and services to assist students in dealing with life's challenges and stresses before they become insurmountable. Our professional staff offers the following counseling services free of charge to students who are currently enrolled at Holyoke Community College:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling 
  • Specialized workshops 
Typical issues

We see people for a variety of reasons including:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual assault
  • Depression issues
  • Substance use problems
  • Stress management
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Trauma
  • Grief
Confidentiality

We adhere to the American Psychological Association and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding confidentiality. The only time information can be shared is if you are a danger to yourself or someone else.

Appointments & Emergencies

Students have the option to self-refer, call us or drop by to schedule an appointment. In some cases, you might be referred by a parent or a faculty member. If you feel your situation is an emergency, call 911.

To make an appointment or to refer someone to CHD, please email hccreferral@chd.org. Please include the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone number
  • Email (your hcc.edu email address)
  • Referral source (Example: Self, faculty (name and department), etc.)
CHD Clinical Services on Campus

Where:   Frost 232
When:    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact: 413.552.2626 ext. 2626 (during normal office hours)

Telehealth off campus: CHD has staff on site at the CHD clinic to provide telehealth clinical services during the normal business day, after 4 p.m., and some weekend availability. Please stop by Frost 232 to sign up.

After hours: If you or anyone you know is experiencing an emergency mental health crisis, please contact the local crisis provider (Behavioral Health Network) at 413.733.6661. As our partnership grows, so will the on-campus services and offerings.

Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops to promote self care and reduce stress. Click below to sign up!

Workshops for students

Workshops for faculty and staff

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HCC has more than 40 student-run clubs and organizations. Find the one that's the right fit for you!

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