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Mental Health and Counseling

E23 - 3rd Floor

Schedule Appointments
Hours: Monday–Thursday,
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 617-253-2916

Referral Requirement

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
: 617-253-2916

Nights/weekends: 617-253-4481

Walk-in urgent hours: M–F, 2–4 p.m.


MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service provides:

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Contacting Mental Health and Counseling

On weekdays, call us at 617-253-2916. For more urgent issues, visit us during walk-in hours on weekday afternoons from 2–4 p.m. For very urgent issues, call one of the numbers below; a mental health clinician is on call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

When you call Mental Health and Counseling during regular weekday hours, we’ll schedule you for a same-day phone conversation with one of our clinicians to briefly discuss your concerns. This will help us match you with a clinician who is appropriate for your needs. Or, if you’re calling with concerns about someone else, we can give you advice about what to do.

Who we serve

MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service is a resource for the entire MIT community:

We offer assistance to individuals dealing with personal concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or stress.

We can also provide consultation and guidance to friends, roommates, faculty members, family members, and others who are concerned about the wellbeing of an MIT student or any other member of the Institute community.

Any member of the MIT community can use the Mental Health and Counseling Service without a referral. Mental health and counseling services are free for students; copayments may be required for employees. Employees with a health plan other than the MIT Health Plan may be charged for visits.

Care Providers

Jessica Barton, L.I.C.S.W.
Audra L. Bartz, L.I.C.S.W.
Sherry Bauman, M.D.
Lisa Bosley, PMHNP-BC
James D. Chansky, L.I.C.S.W.
Hercilia Corona, Ph.D
Daniel J. Debowy, M.D., Ph.D.
Amanda DeStefano, L.I.C.S.W.
Rheinila Fernandes, M.D.
Mia Gore, M.D.
Maya Hanelin, L.I.C.S.W.
Xiaolu Hsi, Ph.D.
Araceli M. Isenia, L.I.C.S.W.
Deborah B Kulick, M.D.
Simon M.W. Lejeune, M.D.
John H. Lloyd, M.D.
Haleh Rokni, M.D.
Alan E. Siegel, Ed.D.
Adam J. Silk, M.D.
Sheila Swales, P.M.H.-N.P., B.C.
Anthony Van Niel, M.D.
Evan J. Waldheter, Ph.D.
Joy L. Yang, L.I.C.S.W.
Marcia Yousik, P.M.H.N.P.-B.C.
Laurie Zelas, P.M.H.N.P.-B.C.

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