At the Law School
The DOS Office is available to discuss any potential services, resources, or accommodations that may be right for you. If you ever have any questions–big or small–stop by WCC 3039, call 617-495-1880, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accessibility Office provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Contact them by email and visit them in the Dean of Students Office (WCC 3039).
Short-Term Counseling Available at CAMHS
Completely confidential, short-term services provided by licensed mental health counselors. Length and frequency of services are determined on a case by case basis. Request an initial intake call through the online patient portal to receive a short initial intake interview appointment and survey. Those who are using short-term counseling should get themselves to long-term counseling as soon as possible.
Seek Urgent Care, Available at the HUHS Smith Campus Center
If you or a friend are experiencing a mental health crisis, call urgent care! Available 24/7, 365; located in the Smith Campus Center, 3rd Floor.
7:30AM – 5:30PM: Call (617) 495-2042
After Hours: Call (617) 495-5711
Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255; Or text “hello” to 741741 from within the USA to text with a Crisis Counselor.
Confidential Conversations through “Let’s Talk”
“Let’s Talk” provides an informal counseling option but should not replace a regularly scheduled visit to a therapist or psychiatrist. Clinicians hold walk-in hours at designated sites around campus. There is no appointment necessary and no fee for the service. No advance sign-up. You can use this link for weekly times and locations.
Drop in Counseling Available at Pound Hall, on the Law School Campus
These counseling sessions fill up quickly, so do not rely exclusively on this option. No advance sign-up; just show up for 15 minute confidential therapy session with a clinician. This is available weekly, on Fridays from 11AM – 1PM, and is free for all HLS students.
In the Community
Long-Term Counseling in the Cambridge and Boston Community
Call CAMHS at (617) 495-2042 to speak to Community Referral Coordinators Darryl Lemus, LMHC and Laura Huebner, LMHC.
If you are on the Harvard University Health Plan, review mental health co-pays & deductibles in the benefits guide (p. 2). For therapy, the first 8 appointments will be free (without co-pay), and appointments 9-40 require a $35 co-pay. A co-pay is an out-of-pocket payment at each appointment.
Use Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO/EPO network) search tool to compare providers and search by geographic location and/or by specialty.
Have questions? Contact Patient Advocate Mallory Finne at email@example.com or (617) 495-7583.
Even if you do not have Harvard health insurance, you can still call Member Services at (617) 495-2008 for assistance navigating your mental health benefits.
Alcohol & Other Drug Services
7 Linden St. 2nd floor
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
731 Holyoke Ctr.
HLS Accessibility Services
Students of AMF at Harvard
Students of AMF at Harvard is a University-wide group that offers a peer-led support group for students who are coping with the loss of a loved one. AMF strives to empower chapter members and to let students know they are not alone. Contact AMFofHarvard@gmail.com.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Assists those experiencing any personal, mental health, addiction, or medical problems
Mental health resource specifically for law students
ABA Lawyer Assistance Programs
Educates the legal profession concerning alcoholism, chemical dependencies, stress, depression, and other emotional health issues