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Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides a supportive environment in which students are encouraged to seek solutions to any social, emotional, or behavioral barriers to their success. We operate from a brief therapy model in which students are helped to define goals and seek solutions to their personal, social, or academic concerns.  We provide confidential services which are included in tuition to address concerns ranging from challenges with adjustment to college, stress, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship concerns, substance abuse, anger, self-harm, eating concerns, identity development, and more.


Campus Communications

July 20, 2020

Becker College Counseling Services are available for all Becker College students. Our staff of psychologists, psychiatric services, and graduate trainees are ready to assist the student population. We encourage all interested students to reach out to Counseling Services (counseling@becker.edu or 508-373-9551) Please, watch the web-site for special presentations or events.

We are located on the Worcester campus, in the Boutin Student Center.

Becker College Counseling Services will be operational during the Fall semester. We will utilize the ACHA (American College Health Association) and AUCCCD (Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors) guidelines for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID- 19 era.

We will meet with students through the Doxy.me telehealth platform.  This HIPAA compliant service allows counselors to consult with any student, with a computer or phone, equipped with a camera and an internet connection.

We will also be hosting a “Let’s Chat” session through the Becker College web-site www.becker.edu every Wednesday afternoon at 12:00 pm.

We cannot accommodate Walk-ins at this time. Please, contact Counseling Services at 508-373-9551. We will work with the student to be sure they meet with a counselor as soon as possible.

Senior staff will decide when a student must be seen in person. This will be determined after the Counseling Center is able to interview the student. If a student is to be seen in person, all standard social distancing regulations will be in effect.

Please note:  If you are a student attending Becker College solely online, and live outside the state of Massachusetts, Becker College Counseling services may not be accessible to you due to licensing and regulatory limitations.  In this circumstance, counseling services will work with you to find alternative appropriate counseling services.

Commonly Asked Questions:

How do you set up and appointment at the counseling center?

We prefer that you go online to https://www.becker.edu/student-life/student-support/counseling/.

This will provide you with an opportunity to let us know your best availability.

Students can always call the Counseling Services office directly, at 508-373-9551

Are you seeing students at the Counseling Center? How are you keeping them safe?

We meet with students through the doxy.me telehealth platform.  This HIPAA compliant service allows counselors to consult with any student, with a computer or phone, equipped with a camera and an internet connection. This will keep students safe during therapy while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

What if I feel I must see a therapist in person?

We are following the guidelines, provided by the CDC, State of Massachusetts, and best practices at this time. Due to these guidelines, we are unable to see students in the office. We realize students may have special circumstances that make telehealth untenable. Please contact Counseling Services directly if you feel this may apply to you.

We are asking students to be flexible, and open to suggestions, for mental health treatment.

Please remember, your safety and wellness are our top priority.

What should I do in the event of a psychiatric emergency?

Becker College Counseling Services office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. During these hours, please call the Counseling Center directly at 508-373-9551. We are unable to take walk-ins at this time, however we will have staff available to assess, and assist, as necessary.

If you should encounter a psychiatric emergency, outside of Becker College Counseling Services hours of operation, please contact Campus Police at 508-373-9555, or emergency Mental Health services at UMASS Medical Center at 508-334-3562.

 

June 2, 2020

A Message from Becker College Counseling Services Office

As we continue to struggle with the effects of a pandemic, new societal stressors have emerged.

Following the killing of George Floyd, there has been a concomitant escalation of anger, strife, and despair in communities across America. This has resulted in historic civil protests, cultural unrest and authoritative government response. Students watching, participating in, or being affected by these events, may be experiencing increased stressors, fears, and anxiety.

We have implemented a weekly “Let’s Chat” conversation forum, through www.Becker.edu.  Every Wednesday at noon, Dr. Paul Butler leads an online conversation pertinent to issues facing students today. We encourage all Becker College students to participate!

Please also be aware, Becker College Counseling Services are available to assist the student population, throughout the summer months, and into the Fall semester. (Watch for information)

Currently, the Becker College Counseling Services Office is providing mental health therapy services through Doxy.me, an online HIPAA compliant platform. This requires that the student have an internet connection, and a computer or phone, equipped with a camera. Ongoing psychotherapy and psychiatry clients will receive links to their care provider’s Doxy.me page.

If you are unable to communicate this way, please, contact the Counseling Services office. We will work to accommodate.

Psychotherapists are available for consultation to help students adjust and cope. Students seeking support are encouraged to fill out the request form found at https://www.becker.edu/student-life/student-support/counseling/. Students should include the times they are available to conference online. The counseling center will reply with an appointment time for a counselor and Doxy.me Telehealth link.

If you are unable to facilitate an online telehealth appointment, please call 508.373.9551 or email counseling@becker.edu .


Contact Information and Hours

Main Phone: 508.373.9551
Main Email: counseling@becker.edu
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location

Worcester Campus
Boutin Student Center, 2nd Floor
44 West Street
Worcester, MA 01609

 

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  • If you do not receive a follow-up call within 24 hours (excluding holidays and weekends), please contact the Counseling Center directly by phone. Thanks and have a great day.

Mental Health Support: after hours/weekends

If you are a parent or family member who is concerned about the safety of your student after business hours, call Campus Police at 508.373.9555, or x 9555 from any campus landline phone. Becker College Campus Police are trained first responders who will provide immediate support and secure emergency transport as needed.

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