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Counseling Center


Our Philosophy: We believe in the redemptive power of the therapeutic process and the importance of providing a warm, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Our hope is that each student will experience in counseling the freedom to reveal their authentic, unfiltered selves as they share their unique story and work towards genuine healing and wholeness.

As Christians, vulnerability is not something that always comes naturally, especially in an environment of higher-education where almost every sphere of your lives as students is both evaluative and performance-based. As counselors, we believe that this practice of vulnerability is vital in order to live lives that fully embody who God created each of us to be.

You are not alone.


Welcome Back! 

We know this season continues to feel uncertain and stressful, requiring flexibility you did not know you had. We also know that this year has challenged all the ways you imagined you'd be living your life at college this year, and we think you're doing great! The Counseling Center staff is here for you, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Counseling Sessions
We will be offering on-line counseling sessions again for the spring semester via Zoom for Telehealth. If you would like to schedule an appointment, complete and submit the intake form. Due to licensing restrictions, counseling sessions are for local, undergraduate students only (for those who live on campus or in Massachusetts). All appointments must be scheduled ahead of time and walk-in appointments are currently unavailable.  

Have privacy concerns? We're pleased to offer students a quiet and confidential place to participate in tele-sessions. Talk to your counselor about reserving a Counseling Center Tele-Session room for your upcoming appointment.

New This Semester: Quarantine Check-In Appointments
Are you in quarantine and feeling isolated? Would you like to talk to someone but don't feel the need for full counseling sessions? Are you having trouble structuring your days, managing classes while being sick or in quarantine, and need some support? The Counseling Center is offering 15 min check-in appointments to anyone in quarantine who would like the opportunity to process how it's going, and help you think through strategic changes in order to manage your time in quarantine in healthy, skillful ways. Click on the Request Online Support button at the top of the page to request a Quarantine Check-In. There is no fee for Quarantine Check-Ins.

Your very first counseling session per academic year is free of charge. After this complimentary session, there is a $75 charge per semester of counseling. In other words, if you participated in counseling during the fall semester, you will not receive a free of charge session Spring semester. The counseling fee will be charged after your first visit. There are a variety of ways to pay the counseling fee, so please talk with your counselor about payment options.    

Cares Act Funding
Gordon College is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Per the grant regulations, Gordon College will use the funding to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted due to COVID-19. Emergency financial aid grants to students will help with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
To learn more about eligibility and the application process, please go to the Cares Act Information Page

Counseling Support for Students Out-of-State
If you are a Gordon student who is completing your classes remotely out-of-state, the counseling center will offer you one consultation appointment at no cost, to assist you with finding mental health care in your local community.

To request online counseling support, simply complete the online intake forms.



If you are in crisis and you are on-campus, please contact your Resident Director or Gordon Police at x3333. If you are off-campus and you are experiencing an emergency, please go directly to your nearest Emergency Room or call 911.



P 978 867 4301

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

The Counseling Center is closed on official holidays and when class is not in session.

The Counseling Center is located in Jenks 201 & 202.
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Deana Trefry, Director
P 978 867 4311

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