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Student Counseling Center

Counseling Services

The mission of the Counseling Service at Bowdoin College is to enhance the personal growth and well being of all students. Toward that end, the Counseling Service offers assistance to students with personal crises, ongoing issues of concern, developmental transitions, and more serious psychological problems or conditions. The Counseling Service is also committed to supporting students' personal skills in managing stress in a highly competitive academic institution, as well as encouraging a healthy well balanced orientation to life that honors the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of one's self.

The Counseling Service is located at 32 College Street (the Herbert Ross Brown House), a white cape on the south side of College Street across from Dayton Arena and the Dudley Coe Health Center. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, as well as a 24-hour counselor-on-call system, when the College is in session. To schedule an appointment, call 207/725-3145 or stop by the office in person. The services provided by the counselors are included in the cost of general College fees. The clinical staff includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical and professional counselors, and consulting psychiatrists. Services available include but are not limited to:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Referrals
  • Programs, workshops, classes and retreats
  • Walk-in hours
  • Emergency on-call services
  • Psychiatric consultation, prescriptions, and monitoring

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