We at UMass Lowell Counseling Services (UMLCS) recognize that these college years are both exciting and stressful. Rest assured our goals are quite similar to what you envision your child taking away from their UMass Lowell experience. We aim to empower our students to take full advantage of their time here by getting the most they can out of the resources offered and most importantly, out of the education available.
We hope to see all UMass Lowell students reach their full academic potential. However, during times of stress, anxiety, or emotional distress, academics can suffer. Our clinicians are available to support students during these times.
As parents, this may be a time of transition. You may be used to having the ability to call your child’s school and speaking to teachers and other professionals. In the Counseling Center, due to Massachusetts state laws and professional ethical guidelines, if your child meets with a UMLCS clinician we will not inform their parents or release any confidential information discussed.
We do, however, understand that there are times when you may be concerned and unclear about what to do. UMLCS welcomes phone calls and emails from concerned family members and friends. We are happy to speak to you regarding your concerns and offer suggestions as to what may or may not be helpful, or provide you with an outside referral. Again, we will not discuss a specific student's case.
Transitioning from high school to college: