Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

HCC building

Reed College Health and Counseling (HCC) services are available to evaluate, maintain, and promote general student health so that students may make the most of their education. The counseling staff includes psychologists, a psychiatrist, a mental health nurse practitioner, and psychology, psychiatry, and psychiatric nurse practitioner interns and residents. The medical staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. The clinic also supports wellness with complementary care (acupuncture) and a variety of student promoted wellness activities.

Diversity Mission Statement

The HCC embraces the inherent value of diversity and endeavors to promote a safe environment that respects and upholds the dignity and civil rights of all persons. We acknowledge the injustice and profound impact of discrimination and marginalization of individuals and groups. We strive to promote students’ ongoing academic, personal, and multicultural growth. We welcome dialogue of varying perspectives as we continue to expand our self-awareness and understanding of how diversity influences concepts of a holistic health and wellness practice.  

Welcome from Kate Smith, Director of Health and Counseling Services

Welcome to the Reed College Health and Counseling Center (HCC)!

I’m pleased to welcome new and returning students to academic year 2013-2014. This year at the HCC we’ll continue to offer counseling, medication consultation and management, primary care medical services, and an array of wellness services that include acupuncture and the Mind Spa (come check it out!).

This year, the HCC will be open extended hours on Tuesdays (9 am to 7 pm) during the academic calendar. Student health and wellness programming continues with the Peer Health Advocate (PHA) and Night Owl programs, providing a variety of student-initiated activities and ventures.

All of the staff at the HCC wish you a healthy and successful year and encourage you to let us know if we can help you along the way.

Be well,

News and Events

Eating Disorder and Body Image Support Group

A weekly drop-in group that will provide a supportive environment for women and men struggling with distorted body image and/or disordered eating behavior. The overall aim of the group is to offer support and space for members to explore relevant topics, identify the triggers and impact of disordered eating, and develop healthy coping skills to better manage their body weight and emotional health.

This group will meet every Thursday during Spring Semester 2014 from 5:45pm – 6:45pm.  Location Eliot 117.

Contact Karen Pomerantz at with questions.

Let's Talk: Chat with a Counselor at the MRC

First Tuesdays of the month from 4-5pm, Student Center 110

Health & Counseling Center (HCC) counselors are available at the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) the last Tuesday of each month in the afternoon to provide easy access to informal, brief, drop-in consultations for issues common to college students, such as managing stress, sleep, relationships, mental health and wellness, how to be your best self.

No appointments are necessary, there is no paperwork to complete; visits are first come, first served. Come and relax in the Student Center while you wait to consult with a counselor.

Not sure what to talk about? Here are a few examples:

  • how to support a friend who you're concerned about
  • tips for stress management
  • questions about the Mind Spa at the HCC

Questions? Please contact Dayspring Mattole (MRC) at or Sheryl Moren (HCC) at

Building Connections: An Empowerment Support Group for Women of Color

A semi-structured group that will explore topics relevant to college women of color. The overall aim of the group is to offer support and space for members to explore relevant experiences, learn from each other, and move toward increasing empowerment in their own lives. The group is OPEN, meaning that any student who identifies as a woman of color is welcome to drop in to any or all of the sessions.

Topics that may be addressed include dating, negotiating romantic relationships, body image, intersecting identities, and microaggressions. Building Connections: An Empowerment Support Group will meet every week, time and start date TBD. Location Eliot 117.

Contact Jenjee Sengkhammee at with questions.

Contact Health & Counseling Services

To make an appointment, stop by or call:
Medical: 503/777-7281
Counseling: 503/517-7349
Fax: 503/777-7209

5380 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
We are located in the grey building on the west side of campus just north of 28 West.