Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Counseling Services

Who are we?

Counseling and mental health services at the Health and Counseling Center are provided by a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, and a range of interns who are all supervised by licensed professionals. All of our clinicians are particularly suited to dealing with issues affecting college students and the unique student body at Reed. Our mental health professionals offer counseling services as well as the evaluation, prescription, and management of psychiatric medications.

Health and Counseling Services can help with:

  • Adjustment to college
  • Depression
  • Food and body image
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender issues
  • Multicultural and diversity issues
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Drug and alcohol use and dependency
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Family concerns
  • Relationship concerns
  • Gender issues
  • Loss and grief
  • Sexual assault and harassment
  • Trauma and abuse

Urgent or Crisis Situations

We offer same day walk-in appointments every weekday at 3 p.m. For urgent after hours needs, the HCC contracts with ProtoCall, a call service staffed by specially trained mental health professionals to assist with urgent psychological or psychiatric questions or concerns. ProtoCall can be contacted by dialing 0 from any campus phone, or by calling Community Safety at 503/788-6666. For emergency assistance, please call 911.

Appointments

For counseling appointments, contact Connie Nelson at 503/517-7349 or email cnelson@reed.edu

Walk-in Appointments

Walk-in appointments for urgent or crisis situations are available Monday through Friday at 3 p.m.

How soon can I be seen?

As a rule, we do not have a waitlist for counseling appointments. We endeavor to see students as soon as possible and according to urgency of need. During busy times, we try to have students seen for regular (nonurgent) appointments within a few days to a week. If you need to see a counselor right away, please use our walk-in appointments. When you make an appointment, please advise Connie or Meg if your need is urgent and they will help you be seen by one of our counselors as soon as possible.

Cost

As with most services offered by the Health and Counseling Center, appointments with counselors and prescribing clinicians are free of charge to full-time students.

Still have questions?

For more information about counseling services offered by the HCC, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.