COLLEGE COUNSELING STAFF
Donna Fromberg, Psy.D.
Director, College Counseling
Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
provides college counseling services at the
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is a unique opportunity to reach out to the college-aged population and offer on-site, short-term counseling (6-8 sessions).
Our work is based on creating a safe environment in which students may explore the difficulties they are experiencing and behaviors that bring success.
Many college students present with a number of unique developmental challenges. These issues can involve, among others:
Intervention during this developmental time has long lasting, positive effects. Moreover, the counselors are there to advise Student Life staff concerning the best ways to support students and see students and staff in short term counseling. Referrals are made to the BIP as indicated, thereby offering full clinic services to the school. These services include:
BIP staff consults with the Office of Student Affairs and Advising at the SMFA to develop ways to support and identify at-risk students.