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Counseling Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

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.

Reasons to seek counseling:

  • Feeling anxious or depressed
  • Stress: too much to do, too many demands, not enough time
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Coping with grief or loss
  • Disordered eating or body image concerns
  • Coping with racial/ethnic bigotry or discrimination
  • Relationship violence/sexual assault
  • Sexuality/sexual identity
  • Concerns about a friend or family member
  • Coping with a traumatic incident

Programs/Workshops offered include:

  • National Depression Screening Day
  • Anxiety Awareness
  • Relationships
  • Sleep Clinics
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness
  • Stress Management
  • Eating Patterns

The Counseling and Psychological Center on the Haverhill Campus is located in the Sport and Fitness Center, D117 & D119 and on the Lawrence Campus in Dimitry Building L115.

Office hours on both campuses are: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Later afternoon and evening appointments can be scheduled by request.


To schedule a confidential appointment with a counselor email counseling@necc.mass.edu or call 978-556-3730.


Karen Hruska, MA, LMHC

Coordinator of Counseling

Marcia Winters, LCSW, LMHC

If you are in an urgent mental health situation

Call or come to counseling and psychological services 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 life threatening situation call 911 or utilize the following 24 hour resources that are available in English and Spanish.

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