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UMass Mental Health Services

Address: 127 Hills North, Amherst, MA 01003-9288

Phone: 413-545-2337

Emergency on-call services 24/7

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Confidential services include crisis intervention, short-term and intermittent psycho-therapy for individuals, couples and families, support and therapy groups, psychological assessment, behavioral medicine, psychiatric services and eating disorders consultations.

Our staff also provides consultation and education for the campus and surrounding communities. CCPH's suicide prevention experts offer free trainings for the campus community.

Length of therapy varies, with a primary focus on short-term and intermittent treatment directed at helping students function in a university environment. You and your clinician will determine the best approach for you.

CCPH does not have the capacity to manage chronic conditions requiring intensive or frequent contacts. After an initial consultation, we may refer a student to more appropriate services in the community if the consultation reveals that the student's needs exceed what our short-term model and staff specialty/expertise would fit.

Common examples of issues that may suggest referral for services in the community include:

  • issues of long standing or major mental illness which requires long-term or continuous treatment,
  • issues that require a student to need to be seen once per week over time,
  • students who are judged to be at high risk of harming self or others (and thus need more support and care than the center can provide),
  • student issues which require a type of therapy or approach not within the practice scope of the current staff,
  • student issues which suggest they may get significantly worse in short-term psychotherapy or are too fragile for short-term psychotherapy.