In case of emergency

For on-campus emergencies, call 6-3333.

Public Safety will send an officer and the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) to assist you.

For off-campus emergencies, call 911.

Need help now? To reach the Crisis Text Line, a culturally sensitive emergency resource: Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Another emergency resource: Good Samaritans, 877-870-4673, call or text 24/7.


For emergency consultations after hours, call 781-736-3785 to reach our 24-hour answering service.


All students, undergraduate and graduate, may request counseling during the academic year. The duration of an individual's course of counseling will be determined by the therapist and the student. Faculty and staff members can also use the service for consultation and referral purposes.

Faculty and staff seeking personal assistance may do so through the Brandeis Employee Assistance Program.

Types of Counseling Offered

  • Group therapy
  • Individual and couples counseling
  • Emergency coverage and intervention
  • Psychiatric consultation for students seen in on-going counseling
  • Consultation and education for faculty, staff, and students about mental health issues relevant to the campus at large
  • Eating disorders consultation and treatment
  • Foreign language treatment offered in Cantonese, German, Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish
  • Referrals to mental health resources and therapists in the larger Boston community

Topics We Address

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Academic problems
  • Homesickness and loneliness
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with natural disasters, catastrophes, and terrorism
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Eating and nutrition concerns
  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Sexuality concerns
  • Identity issues
  • Relationship and family problems
  • Life crises
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Coping with long-term physical illness and pain
  • GLBT issues and concerns


As an essential and integral aspect of our efforts to provide an environment where students are free to seek help, the Counseling Center maintains the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality. In adherence to the laws and bylaws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, counseling records are kept separate from all academic, administrative, disciplinary and medical records. No information about a student's contact with the center is released without the knowledge and written consent of the student. Exceptions to this rule occur only if the student is considered a direct threat to him/herself or others.