Counseling Services assists students with their mental health and wellness needs so that they may be successful in their academic pursuits. In a safe, confidential, environment students are encouraged to share thoughts and emotions, explore issues of concern, gain awareness and insight, and expand skills in efforts to create positive change.
Services are available to all Wentworth students free of charge on a short-term basis as determined by individual need. Counselors are sensitive to issues of age, race, gender, ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship and disability.
Examples of support services include:
- Short-term individual counseling
- Crisis management
- Walk-in hours for brief check-ins from 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm on weekdays
- Group counseling and workshops
- After-hours telephonic counseling support via ProtoCall during after-hours by calling 617-989-4390 and selecting option #2
- Referrals to off-campus treatment providers for
- specialized treatment
- long-term counseling
- medication evaluation/management
For emergencies, please call Wentworth Public Safety at 617-989-4444 or dial 911.
Counseling Services ensures the confidentiality of every student session in compliance with Massachusetts privacy laws. Information disclosed during a session may only be released with the students written consent authorizing the Center for Wellness to release information to specified parties.
However, there are some circumstances under which, according to Massachusetts State Laws, confidentiality cannot be maintained. Such circumstances include the following:
- If a counselor reasonably believes a student poses imminent physical or psychological danger to themselves or others. If necessary, the counselor may need to have the student transported to a hospital for psychiatric care.
- The counselor is considered a mandated reporter under the law and must notify appropriate government agencies if they reasonably believe that a child, a disabled person or an elderly person is suffering injury as a result of abuse or neglect.
- If ordered to release information by a court of law.