Babson College will be open this fall. Details available in Babson Together, our return to campus plan

Counseling and Psychological Services

Announcements

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) joins the rest of the Babson community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African-American community. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. As a mental health service, CAPS is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you would like support with coping and healing.

We’re Still Here For You

CAPS is currently conducting tele-therapy sessions for all full-time enrolled returning students. We are able to provide this service to most students residing in the US.  If you are interested in meeting virtually with a CAPS clinician, please email us at counselingservices@babson.edu.

Good News

  • Most health insurance companies have waived any co-pays for therapy during this crisis, so you can access online counseling at no cost, as long as the provider takes your health insurance. Check with your health insurance provider to verify.
  • Many apps focused on improving mental health are being offered for no charge during this time.  Here are two we recommend: (hyperlinked)

A meditation exercise that focuses on changing our relationship with our thoughts and “letting go” of thoughts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1C8hwj5LXw 

A video that demonstrates the importance of gratitude, and how it impacts our happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1C8hwj5LXwv 

An A-Z list of basic coping skills you can try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK5KOXLT15g 

CAPS provides psychological support to students as they pursue their academic and personal goals at Babson College. Services provided include consultation, assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals for longer-term counseling. Interactions with CAPS are confidential and will not be shared with anyone without a student’s written authorization. Common reasons students seek counseling support are:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family/Peer/Relationship Concerns
  • Homesickness/Adjustment Concerns
  • Body Image/Food Concerns

Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services

781-239-6200

Jan Holton (Director of CAPS), MSW, LICSW