Counseling Resources

The content provided here is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, nor should it replace the consultation of a trained medical or mental health professional.

Below you will find mental health resources, including therapeutic mobile apps, drug and alcohol support, and resources for coping with COVID-19, discrimination, hate, and violence. Please note that outside links are not under our control, and we cannot guarantee the content contained on them.


After-hours Counseling 

To speak with a counselor when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, call: 610-526-7778 

Urgent Clinical Care/Crisis Resources

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

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 including self-assessments for depression, anxiety, and substance use. Students can also connect with masters level counselors via chat or by phone. 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 or download this flyer 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.

Online Therapy

  • Healthiest You: If you have not opted out of the BMC insurance (UnitedHealthcare) you can login to the UHCSR portal (firststudent.com) to access free online counseling services through Healthiest You. Note: When you sign up for Healthiest You, make sure you choose to sign up using your insurance UnitedHealthcare ID # so that your sessions are 100% covered! Even if you do not have the school insurance, telehealth services are available for a fee — go to firststudent.com or download this flyer for more information.
  • 7 Cups of Tea: 24/7 emotional support chat, online therapy options, and more.
  • Ayana Therapy: Online therapy for marginalized communities. $60 per session. 
  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective: country-wide collection of therapists who offer therapy for $30-$60.00

Other Resources

Counseling Services offers the following resources for students to explore at their discretion. They are not meant to replace or substitute for medical or mental health treatment and do not constitute medical or mental health advice. We welcome your feedback on these resources as we continue to do our best to cultivate a list that is helpful and supportive for students.

Active Minds 

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. It is a rapidly growing network of thousands of college students dedicated to create campuses where students feel encouraged to speak openly about mental health and seek help. 

The Jed Foundation 

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Their website also includes other resources relevant for college students. 

Our Bodies Ourselves 

Our Bodies Ourselves is a global feminist organization that distills and disseminates health information so that the individuals and communities we reach can make informed decisions about health, reproduction, and sexuality.                                                

Renfrew Center  

The Renfrew Center of Radnor specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy. 

COVID-19 Update: Renfrew Center now has virtual locations throughout the entire country. Check out this link to find a location near you. 

DBT Crisis Survival Skills 

A series of animated instructional videos. 

LGBTQ Youth Resources in Philly  

The link above will lead you to several LGBTQ organizations in Philadelphia. 

Trans Lifeline  

Designed for transgender people, the Trans Lifeline is staffed by people who are themselves, transgender. U.S. Call: (877) 565-8860, Canada: (877) 330-6366 

Inclusive Therapists

A database for people to connect with therapists focused on the needs of marginalized populations including people of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

Nationwide directory of therapists who identify as Queer and Trans Therapists of Color

Trevor Project:

A crisis resource for LGBTQIA+ identifying folks. Text START to 678-678 or call 1-866-4-uTREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

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 resources: 

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

A Florida-based 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:

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. Find a chapter near you.

Trans in the South:

A directory of more than 400 Southern health service providers who are trans-affirming. 

Transgender Law Center:

A national trans-led organization offering legal resources to the transgender and gender non conforming community.

The Steve Fund 

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.      

Therapy for Black Girls 

This website offers a therapist locator, group chats, and blog articles to encourage the wellness of Black women and girls

Asians Do Therapy

Working to reduce stigma about and improve access to therapy with guidance on finding a therapist.

Asian Mental Health Collective

Searchable database of Asian therapists serving the U.S. and Canada.

Ayana Therapy (online only) 

Designed to match individuals in marginalized communities with culturally competent and affirming therapists. 

Black Virtual Wellness Directory 

Searchable database by state: Find a Virtual Black therapist, doula, yoga teacher, mediator and much more.

Inclusive Therapists

A database for people to connect with therapists focused on the needs of marginalized populations including people of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

Nationwide directory of therapists who identify as Queer and Trans Therapists of Color

National Harm Reduction Coalition

Resources and support for safer substance use. 

In the Rooms

Online 12-step programs

Smart Recovery

Free mutual support meetings to assist individuals interested in recovery from substance use.

  • Ten Percent Happier's Coronavirus Sanity Guide: In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. 

  • Covid Grief Network: Free online one-on-one and group support for young adults (ages 20-40) who have lost someone to Covid-19.

There is an ongoing need for support in managing the effects of hate, discrimination, and traumatic events. Below you will find some resources which may be helpful in processing your thoughts and emotions.  

Below you will find a selection of mobile apps for your portable devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, tablets, etc.). These are free apps that you can use to supplement your work in therapy, or if you are not a client and are just looking for something to help you manage your academic and personal lives. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it is a sampling of using technology to assist with improving your physical and mental health.

Music and Sounds (iTunes/Apple)

Music and Sounds (Android)

Meditation, Breathing, and Yoga (iTunes/Apple)

Meditation, Breathing, and Yoga (Android)

Drug, Alcohol, and Smoking Support (iTunes)

Other Apps:

(iTunes)

(Android)