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Counseling Services

  • Our mission is to provide a professional and confidential setting for the psychological, emotional, and developmental support of students as they pursue academic goals and explore personal growth, and act as a resource for faculty and staff to assist with their interactions with students.
  • Counseling Services provides short-term in-person counseling free of charge for currently enrolled undergraduate students and students in the Graduate Programs in Education. We do not currently provide telehealth.
  • Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals, and may be provided by supervised graduate-level interns.
  • Students will be provided a comprehensive multidimensional clinical intake that will guide course of treatment. Clinicians are able to provide a variety of interventions including but not limited to:
    • Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) for anxiety, depression, etc.
    • Dialectical behavioral therapy SKILLS (not to be considered full-protocol DBT)
    • Screening and Harm reduction for substance use concerns
    • Support with academic and interpersonal stress
    • Support in recovering from interpersonal violence
    • Crisis intervention and screenings
    • ….and more.
  • Students who need long-term or more intensive services will be referred to community resources. Students are responsible for the cost of these off-campus services.

After-hours crisis calls: After hours crisis calls: For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please dial 911. For psychiatric crises, please contact Public Safety or your Resident Advisor, and they will be able to reach the on-call Counselor. You may also dial 988 for emotional/psychiatric crises.

Toll-free Hotlines

National Suicide & Mental Health Hotline

  • Transgender Suicide Hotline: 877.565.8860
  • Child-Help USA (for survivors of abuse): 800.422.4453
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.4673

Office hours

8:30am – 4:30pm (M-F)

Appointments for established clients are available Monday-Saturday, morning through evening. Hours may vary according to therapist.

Need an appointment?

Students new to counseling, call us at 765-983-1328 or stop by Health & Counseling on the 1st floor of Earlham Hall to get scheduled.

Students already enrolled in counseling, call us, stop by, or message your counselor directly in Medicat.

Mental health and off-campus programs

Your issues won’t go away when you go off campus, and may intensify. Work with a professional before you leave to resolve issues as best you can before the program starts and develop new coping skills or strengthen the skills you have.

More information and resources

While Earlham College provides limited support services, students are encouraged to proactively address their mental health concerns prior to coming to campus.

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.