Personal Counseling

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Personal Counseling at BCC is here to support you virtually or in person!

We provide a safe, inclusive, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can share your concerns which may be impacting your academic and personal progress. Although unique to each student, some of the common issues discussed are sadness or depressed feelings, stress or anxiety, relationships or navigating being a student with additional life responsibilities. Any issues you want to share are up to you; no concern is too big or too small.

Our approach is strength-based and collaborative, honoring your values, identities and beliefs and is facilitated by licensed mental health providers. Our counseling is generally focused and short-term; however, we will work with you to connect you with additional resources at BCC or in our community that will support your overall wellness. We hope if you need support, you will reach out to us!

Counseling Forms

To begin counseling at BCC, please fill out these forms

Additional Resources

  • Community Resources for Mental Health Issues and Wellness

    Resources in Berkshire County

    View resources in Berkshire County

    The Mental Health and Resilience Resource Guide
    This comprehensive guide, a companion to BCC's December 2020 Mental Health Conference, Hope and Resilience in the Berkshires, contains a wealth of resources on mental health, organized by conference topic.

    Helpful Websites

    Mass Help
    Mass Help connects people to the help they need. Serving all of Massachusetts, Mass 2-1-1 connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable database.

    Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line

    Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students
    This resource provides college students with quality information on maintaining good mental health and helps with identifying mental health issues.

    Online Resource for College Mental Health
    Your confidential resource for college mental health and substance use information. Learn more about how to protect your own emotional health and what to do if you or a friend is struggling.

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    The leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

    The Jed Foundation
    The Jed Foundation works to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students. They provide resources and work to reduce the stigma students have when asking for help.

    National Institute of Mental Health
    Learn about mental health issues you or a friend might be struggling with. Mental health diagnoses are listed to help you identify specific symptoms you are experiencing. Information from anxiety to suicide is available.


    The Trevor Project

    Providing confidential support and resources for LGBTQ youth in crisis, 24/7.

    Treatment and Recovery

    Alcohol Screening
    Learn about alcohol and health, how to recognize a problem and determine what low-risk drinking is.

    In the Rooms

    In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. Embracing multiple pathways to recovery, it includes all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

    Substance Use and Mental Health
    Become informed about substances, treatment programs, and campaigns addressing the needs of every age group.

    Treatment and Recovery Resources - BOAPC

    Overcoming addiction can be difficult but recovery is possible. Here is a list of different resources around the area to help you, or a loved one, on the journey to recovery.

    Sexual Violence and Assault Prevention

    Jane Doe Inc.
    The Massachusetts Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Jane Doe Inc. brings together organizations and people committed to ending all violence against women.

    Prevent Connect
    Prevention Connection is a national on-line project dedicated to the primary prevention of violence against women.

    Note: Information found on these websites should not be considered official BCC information. While we hope that you will find these websites helpful, you should know the information, views and opinions contained within them are strictly those of the authors.

Not in crisis and want to talk?

Looking for Mental Health Resources?

Contact Us

Lisa Mattila, LMHC

Anne Haywood, LCSW

Darlene McCauley, Clerk IV

Susan B. Anthony Building (across from the College Store)
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • About Us

    Lisa Mattila is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, having completed her master's degree at Antioch University in Counseling Psychology. Prior to BCC, Lisa worked in community mental health as a psychotherapist and as a therapist/case manager in residential treatment centers. Lisa views her work from a strength-based and holistic approach. Lisa engages with students of all ages and identities and facilitates programming which honors our diversity in addressing mental health through many lenses on such issues as suicide prevention, healthy relationships, domestic violence and wellness.

    Anne Haywood is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Massachusetts. Anne completed her MSW at Adelphi University and works to provide a full continuum of therapeutic and clinical services for adults, adolescents and couples. Anne offers support with substance use issues, women's issues, parenting, educational advocacy, LGBTQIA+ and challenges of aging. Together with students, Anne works to set goals and build a toolbox of coping skills, such as stress management, communication skills and mindfulness practices to achieve those goals.

Need Help Now? Get Help 24/7

For mental health emergencies after normal business hours, go directly to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.