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Counseling Services

Counseling & Psychological Center

The Counseling Center at NECC is here to support the personal, social and academic development of students. Our professional staff provide short term individual counseling as well as proactive prevention, education and consultation across campus. We assist students during crisis situations and are a resource for referrals to both on-campus and community support services. Our staff is committed to providing professional mental health care that appreciates the uniqueness and diversity of all students. All services are confidential, free and available to all NECC students. Some of the common reasons that students seek counseling are anxiety, depression, family or relationship concerns, substance abuse, coping with a traumatic incident and concerns about a friend or family member.


Haverhill Campus: Sport & Fitness Center D 117 & 119
Lawrence Campus: El Hefni LC 125 & 137

If you are in an emergency/crisis situation:

Call or come to the Counseling Center even if you do not have an appointment. Let us know that it is an urgent matter and we will see you as soon as possible. After hours if you are in a crisis or experiencing a life threatening situation call 911 or utilize the following 24 hour resources that are available in English and Spanish.

24 Hour Resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • YMCA Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 877-509-9922 Spanish 800-223-5001
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health Addiction Helpline 800-327-5050
  • Get Help Now: Crisis Text Line Text “START” to 741-741

How to Make an Appointment:

You can make an appointment by e-mailing counseling@necc.mass.edu or calling 978-556-3730. Please include what campus you would like to be seen on and dates/times most convenient for you. Office hours are Monday –Friday 9:00-4:00 evening appointments can be scheduled by request.


Karen Hruska LMHC
Counseling Center Director

Sean Goldman LCSW
Mental Health Clinician

Gabriel Garcia
Counseling Intern