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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Haverhill 978-556-3644 and/or Lawrence 978-738-7433.
Karen Hruska, MA, LMHC
Coordinator of Counseling
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