Counseling & Support

At times, juggling the responsibilities of dental school and life can affect one’s health, emotional well-being, or relationships. Student Affairs is here to help!

We are able to assist all pre- and post-doctoral students with all student concerns or questions and provide referrals to University programs and services that facilitate personal health, well-being, and academic growth.

BUMC Behavioral Health Center
617-353-3569 (call and request appointment at the BUMC Clinic)

Location & Hours:
Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building
85 E. Newton St., Suite 816
Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  AND Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**Hours will increase with demand**

Behavioral medicine services are available for students on the Medical Campus. All full-time students are eligible for care, regardless of health insurance. The clinic is staffed with clinicians who are not affiliated with the Medical Campus. The following services are available: evaluation, consultation, short-term treatment (both management and psychotherapy), and 24-hour coverage for psychiatric emergencies.  When longer-term treatment is indicated, students will be referred to a provider in the community.

BU Sexual Assault Response and Prevention
SARP provides rapid, confidential, compassionate, supportive, and free-of-charge advocacy and assistance to BU students who have experienced a traumatic incident. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, physical assault, interpersonal violence, and other crimes. They are bound by law to maintain your complete confidentiality. You will not be pressured to make decisions; rather, you will be given information and support to make decisions that benefit you both now and in the future

Actively Moving Forward
BU Chapter:,   

Actively Moving Forward is dedicated to supporting young adults grieving the illness or death of a loved one. The program accomplishes its mission by creating Chapters on college campuses nationwide that connect and empower grieving college students to support one another and participate in community service in memory of deceased loved ones, raising awareness about the needs of grieving young adults, and hosting national grief support programs and events. They also support non-collegiate young adults by creating a wealth of virtual information, programming, and community.

Marsh Chapel
Boston University chaplains are available by appointment to counsel Boston University graduate and undergraduate students. Religious life on campus includes the following faiths: interfaith, Bahá’i, Buddhist, Christian-Catholic, Christian-Evangelical, Christian-Orthodox, Christian-Protestant, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh.

The Danielsen Institute
The Danielsen Institute provides confidential counseling for individuals, partners, couples, families, and groups. They have a sliding scale fee structure.

Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders offers assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. Treatment can be done on a short-term individual basis or as a group treatment. Services are done by appointment and there is a sliding scale fee.

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Staff members help students learn how to manage the responsibilities and pressures of schoolwork and social life.

Disability Services
617-353-3658 (V/TTY),
If you have a disability (physical, vision, hearing, learning, or psychological) and will need specific accommodations, you are responsible for contacting Disability Services to submit documentation and request accommodations.

Educational Resource Center (Charles River Campus)
The Educational Resource Center offers a number of services for both students and faculty, including a writing center and computer resources. They also offer workshops on various topics such as time management and study skills.