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Counseling and Psychological Services

The counseling center at NECC is here to support your personal, social, and academic development. Our professional staff provide short-term individual counseling, as well as proactive prevention, education, and consultation across campus. We can assist you 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

Updated Contact Information

Available for in-person or virtual appointments.

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Haverhill – SC212
Lawrence – L115

Additional Resources
  • National 24 hour support services
  • Crisis text line – text, START, to 741-741
  • Samaritans – 877-870-4673, call or text
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1800-273-8255
  • Added: Lawrence – L231

  • United Way Emergency Community Social Services 877-211-6277
  • Lifeline Chat – Anyone who is depressed, going through a hard time, needs to talk, or is thinking about suicide can use the chat. The chat counselors are available to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.


Haverhill Campus

Behrakis Student Center (SC Building)
Room: SC-212 B
Haverhill Campus Map and Directions

Lawrence Campus

John R. Dimitry (L) Building
Room: L-115
Lawrence Campus Map and Directions

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.

24 Hour Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • YWCA 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
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