Personal Counseling at Berkshire Community College (BCC) is available to help serve your needs virtually and in person!
We are here to help you reflect on your thoughts, feelings and lived experience in a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space. Facilitated by Licensed Mental Health Counselors, our approach is strength-based and collaborative honoring your values, identities, and beliefs. Our counseling is generally focused and short-term; however, if you need longer-term or more specialized treatment, we will help you connect with community resources. We hope if you need our support, you will reach out!
In addition to BCC Personal Counseling, there is the Mass Behavioral Health Help Line, which you can reach out to anytime 24/7/365 to find needed resources and information. You can chat, text or call anytime.
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.
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.
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.
Addiction and Recovery
Alcohol ScreeningIn the Rooms
Learn about alcohol and health, how to recognize a problem and determine what low-risk drinking is.
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.
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.
Prevention Connection is a national on-line project dedicated to the primary prevention of violence against women.
LGBTQThe Trevor Project
Providing confidential support and resources for LGBTQ youth in crisis, 24/7.
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.
Lisa Mattila, LMHC, Personal Counselor
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Susan B. Anthony Building (across from the College Store)
Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, having completed her master's degree at Antioch New England University in Counseling Psychology. Prior to working at BCC, Lisa worked in community mental health as an outpatient psychotherapist and as a therapist/case manager in residential treatment centers. Lisa works from a strengths-based perspective utilizing trauma-informed practices and comes to her work from a holistic and humanistic approach. Lisa also develops psycho-educational programming and support for BCC students.