Counseling Services

Welcome to Bryn Mawr College Counseling Services!

The Health and Wellness Center will close for Summer break Saturday May 14th at 2pm, and will reopen Wednesday August 24th at 9am. If you are on campus and need services, please see our resources below:

  • For medical and COVID-19 issues, please call 610-517-4921 be connected with a medical provider.  
  • To speak with a counselor, please call Protocall at 610-526-7778.   

If you are on-campus and experiencing a medical or mental health crisis, urgent care is available 24 hours a day. Contact Campus Safety (610-526-7911) for transportation to Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency RoomRemember that in a true emergency situation, you should seek treatment at the hospital emergency room. Finances can be worked out later, if necessary.


Bryn Mawr College Counseling Services is dedicated to delivering excellent clinical care and treatment to the diverse student population at BMC. The college years are a time of accelerated growth, significant challenges and considerable stress. We listen carefully to student concerns and we believe that no concern is too small to be addressed.  

BMC Counseling Services identifies the following core values as the foundation of all services offered:

  • Confidentiality 
  • Accessibility 
  • Collaboration 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  • Student-Centered 
  • Professional Excellence 
  • Positive Work Environment 
  • Mindful Innovation 
  • Holistic Wellness

Need to speak to a counselor after-hours? Call 610-526-7778.

Log-In or self-schedule an appointment:

Patient Portal


Statement of Support for LGBTQIA Students, Friends, Families, and Allies

In Acknowledgment of the many recent and upsetting laws and agendas that discriminate against LGBTQIA youth and their families, we want to express our support and solidarity by offering the following Local and National Resources: 

LGBTQIA Support Statement and Resources

National:

Trans Lifeline: U.S. Call: (877) 565-8860, Canada: (877) 330-6366

“Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.”

Trevor Project: Text START to 678-678 or call 1-866-4-uTREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

“Our trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ

young people face. They will listen without judgment. All of your conversations are confidential, and you can share as much or as little as you’d like.”

Local Resources

Local:

The Queer Texas Crisis Fund A resource for families of Queer and Trans Youth in Texas, “the QTCF is a joint project by Texas Pride Impact Funds and Equality Texas. The fund was created to raise money during the COVID-19 pandemic to distribute to LGBTQ+ serving nonprofit organizations providing emergency relief to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. In 2022, we are relaunching this emergency aid campaign to provide families of transgender youth assistance as they navigate the relentless assault by our state leaders.”

Zebra Coalition (Florida) is a network of organizations which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBTQ+) ages 13 – 24. Zebra Coalition assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With nearly 400 chapters and 250,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.” Find a chapter near you.


Counseling Services Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Counseling Service provides counseling and psychiatry via telecounseling using a HIPPA compliant platform.  Please call 610-526-7360 to schedule an appointment. There are no walk-in or drop-in hours because of our wish to keep staff and students safe. 


Health and Wellness Center After Hours  

Call 610-526-7778 to speak with a counselor. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call Campus Safety at 610-526-7911.


MySSP:  MySSP provides confidential 24/7 remote mental health and well-being support to all enrolled Bryn Mawr students via the MySSP App. Students are able to access self-directed digital content in addition to connecting with masters level counselors. This program is free and aims to support well-being and retention at BMC. App language settings available in: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin & Cantonese (Simplified Chinese chat). Watch this short video to learn more about MySSP. Download the MySSP app: Apple App Store or Google Play. Students can also access the service 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700.


Why See a Counselor?

Counseling isn't only for mental health conditions. Common concerns of students who visit the Health and Wellness Center for counseling include:

  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Body image 
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness/disconnection
  • Disillusionment
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Intimate relationships, including abuse
  • Trouble with interpersonal relationships or roommate issues
  • Family issues
  • Eating concerns
  • Anger
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Cultural or ethnic concerns
  • Substance use concerns