Outreach and Support
The Counseling Center is available to all on-the-ground graduate and undergraduate students who may require support for emotional or mental health concerns.
Log into the Simmons Health Portal and select Forms. Under Counseling, please fill out the initial paperwork with as much information as possible. This includes Counseling Center Consent to Teletherapy, Counseling Center Consent to Treatment, and Counseling Center Demographic Information.
Email or call to let us know that you have completed the paperwork and are ready to make an appointment. If you need to be seen urgently (1-2 days), please include URGENT in your email subject line.
If you are experiencing an urgent matter and are on campus, please contact Public Safety: 617-521-1112. If you are off campus, please call 911 or visit your local emergency room.
Simmons REEF Center
The REEF Support Center is a centralized student resource hub that offers support specific to food access, housing access, off-campus living, the SOS Emergency Fund, and violence prevention, education, and survivor support. The REEF Support Center team offers 1 on 1 support in accessing on and off-campus resources and guides students in navigating challenges that may impact their academics.
The Student Affairs division is well known for providing student support on health and wellness issues, food and housing insecurity, and other out-of-class concerns. We empower students to be leaders through student organizations, student employment roles, and co-curricular experiences. Our Student Affairs team works hard to provide students with an experience that allows them to feel at home at Simmons. We want every Simmons student to reach their potential, gain valuable skills, and be transformed as a result of their experience.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
ComPsych® can help you resolve stressful personal and family issues, or direct you to legal, financial, or family care resources when you need them most.
While ComPsych® does provide 24-hour support, to talk through immediate challenges or concerns, and to provide appropriate referrals, students, please call 911 if they need crisis/emergency support.
GuidanceResources® are available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Call: 800.272.7255 to speak to a counseling professional who will listen to concerns and can guide students to the appropriate services they require.
- Visit GuidanceResources® and enter company ID: SimmonsSAP
Who Has Access to ComPsych® SAP?
- Campus based Undergraduate and Graduate students
- Online or Hybrid:
- MS LIS (and SLIS West)
- PhD LIS
- MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion
- PhD in Health Professions Education
- PhD in Behavior Analysis
- CSN (Certificate in Sports Nutrition)
Uwill Student Mental Health and Wellness
2U is transitioning from Perspectives starting today, May 3, 2022, to Uwill to provide mental health support to students enrolled in 2U-powered programs. Uwill is a leading teletherapy platform that enables college students nationwide to receive real-time counseling online from a network of licensed mental health professionals.
What is Uwill? Uwill is a leading mental health and wellness solution that allows students the ability to connect immediately with licensed available mental counselors based on their unique needs and preferences.
What types of counseling can I receive through Uwill? Uwill is designed to help students facing a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, specific relationship problems, family concerns, academic performance difficulties, loneliness, and sleep disturbance, among others. No problem is too big, no problem is too small.
How does it work? With Uwill, you have the ability to choose a therapist based on your preferences (issue, gender, language, ethnicity), choose a time that fits your schedule (day, night, weekend availability), and choose the appointment type (video, phone, chat, message).
Who do I reach out to for technical assistance? Uwill provides 24×7 technical support by email [email protected] or phone 833-99-Uwill.
Who has access to Uwill?
To get started, visit the Uwill Portal, create your account with your University email, and
connect with a clinician.
Coordinates activities that promote spiritual development and leadership skills within Simmons students and connects students to community service opportunities. Offers inter-faith, inter-cultural programming, and dialogue for the Simmons community. Located in the Management Building in C-230. For more information, contact [email protected]
External Mental Health Resources
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 or visit https://www.crisistextline.org/
- JED Foundation: Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-8255
- National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): Lifeline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- Steve Fund: (for BIPOC identifying students) https://www.stevefund.org/crisistextline/ or text STEVE to 741741
- Trevor Project Lifeline: (for LGBTQ+ students) Call 1-866-488-7386 or visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
- National Network to End Domestic Violence: Call 1-800-799-7233 or visit https://nnedv.org/ to chat and/or text
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): Call 800-841-8371, or chat via web cam https://barcc.org/