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The Brandeis Counseling Center provides counseling for students in times of stress and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns. Our staff is experienced in dealing with deeper developmental and psychological issues ranging from stress and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders. Treatment is available in English, Cantonese, Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish.

All concerns are addressed with sensitivity to and respect for diversity and individuality. We maintain the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality and serve as a resource to the entire Brandeis community.

Our fall semester hours:

Mondays: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We close daily from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Urgent walk-in hours:

11 a.m., Monday through Friday

3 p.m., Monday through Friday

If you are presenting with an urgent need, please be sure to let the front desk staff know when you come to the BCC.


RISE Pre-Orientation Program

Resilience, Information, Skills and Experiences (RISE)

Starting college is exciting, but it is also a big transition full of new experiences and challenges. RISE is a pre-orientation program for students who would benefit from learning skills to help them thrive in college, supporting their mental wellbeing and academic success.

Read more about the RISE Pre-orientation program.

Program Dates: January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019, with weekly meetings throughout the semester


BCC Director Addresses Students in New BCC Newsletter

Director of BCC headshotI am excited for the opportunity to address you all in our first official Brandeis Counseling Center Newsletter. I am also humbled by the opportunity to begin a level of engagement with students that we have not yet achieved in our center's timeline. In recent months, we at the BCC have begun to explore how we can better serve our student body in ways that are authentic, intentional, and welcoming. In order to address this issue, we posed the question to students, “what can the BCC do to improve?” The answers were passionate and insightful; many of you had lots of great ideas and plenty of helpful suggestions. Primarily, however, there was a resounding sentiment that the BCC needs to improve its communication with the student body and the campus at large. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to commit to this action and to communicate openly about the efforts the counseling center is making to improve student support, access, and overall experience.

Read Joy von Steiger's complete letter in the new BCC Newsletter. 


The Counseling Center is dedicated to serving our student body. We will not limit students’ care due to session limits, ability to pay, or limited health insurance. Therefore, there is no session limit for sexual assault survivors or survivors of any trauma. The Counseling Center cares deeply about our students, and we are here to serve our community.

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