Personal Counseling

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Personal Counseling Services


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 or Pre-Licensed Counseling Interns, our counseling is a strength-based, collaborative process that honors your values and individuality. Our counseling is generally short term and focused; if you need longer-term or specialized treatment, we will work with you to connect to resources.

In addition to BCC Personal Counseling, you have MyBCC Wellness available 24/7/365! There will be no wait time to access these services and no insurance is needed.

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.

    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

    BCC Students for Recovery

    Students for Recovery is an informal group for BCC students in any stage of their recovery journey, offering weekly meetings and one-on-one and group support.

    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.

    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.


    The 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.

Take a Free Mental Health Screening

Call 833-434-1217 for the 24/7 Support Line

Access the MyBCC Wellness Hub

Download the MyBCC Wellness App

Contact Us

Lisa Mattila, LMHC, Personal Counselor

Visit Us

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

Need Help Now?

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