Covid update fall 2021
The Counseling Center will be providing telehealth appointments through Zoom. For questions, more information, and/or to schedule an appointment please contact us.
Contact information: email@example.com (non-urgent email) or 781-736-3730 (front desk)
About the BCC
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.
The BCC is located in Mailman House.
BCC Mission StatementWe are a multicultural counseling center that responsibly and compassionately addresses the diverse psychological needs of our university students.We offer a variety of services on campus and facilitate referrals to outside resources. We are committed to social justice and dismantling systems of oppression, while fostering healing and wellness. We value the participation of all students inclusive of all intersecting identities.
BCC Vision StatementWe strive to promote positive social change and deep appreciation for the strengths represented cross culturally at Brandeis University. We continue to engage in culturally responsive training to further understand ourselves and our social location. We believe in transformation through dialogue and collaboration with students and campus partners. We will take collective, sustainable action to heal and transform ourselves, our students and our community.
First time appointments (Assessments)
We typically provide short-term therapy. In your first meeting, you will discuss what brings you in and what next steps might be most helpful. If you are interested in being seen at the BCC, please call the front desk at 781-736-3730 to schedule an assessment.
All BCC therapy groups are 45-minutes long and on Zoom this semester. Groups are semester-long unless otherwise noted. We have several groups that we are offering.
BCC Community Therapists provide free, confidential mental health services. Typically they are in various locations around the campus. At this time, they see students over Zoom. each student has up to 3 appointments available each semester.
Off Campus Referrals
The BCC has partnered with a referral platform called ThrivingCampus. This gives students the ability to search providers based on their insurance and mental health needs. Students are encouraged to access ThrivingCampus for long term therapy and psychiatric needs.
Attention Students who have Blue Cross Blue Shield!
Blue Cross Blue Sheild is the Brandeis student Health Plan. If you are seeking a referal for mental health or physical health care please check out Well Connection. Well Connection is a virtual resource to help get you connected to professionals throughout the U.S. Including medical visits, psychiatry, and therapy. All you have to do is go to their webpage or download the app and sign up. You will enter your insurance information and Well Connection will provide you with a list of clinicians.
The Brandeis Counseling Center stands with countless citizens of the world in opposition to the continued violence against our Black/African brothers, sisters and family. We grieve with you the loss of your family due to the COVID-19 pandemic and through the racial inequities in our healthcare system. We condemn the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Sean Monterrosa, George Floyd, Daniel Prude and so many others, and the historical, institutional and systemic oppression that continues to impact and traumatize our Black brothers, sisters and family. Everyone in this country should have the same basic freedoms without fear of reprisal, or worse, death. We should all feel the same sense of comfort and ease while jogging in our communities, birding in Central Park, meeting up with friends at a café, and relaxing in the comfort of our own homes.
Given the recent events of injustice and indignity, we as an educational community must condemn the dehumanizing actions that have led to a national crisis. We must engage in collective dialogue and take specific action to build unity, trust and respect for marginalized groups. We will do this through compassion, support, solidarity and becoming true role models for the well-being of our community at large. At the Brandeis Counseling Center, our staff will continue to work to eradicate unconscious bias that exists in each of us and invite the Brandeis family to join us in that work.
Let us reflect on Mahatma Gandhi’s words, “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.”