Mental Health Support

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Springfield Technical Community College has partnered with River Valley Counseling Center to provide STCC students with increased access to mental health services via on-campus mental health support. To be eligible, students must carry health insurance. Students identifying a need or desire for personal counseling can be seen by a licensed professional therapist to address a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Adjustment to college or other new situation
  • Crisis management
  • Grief/loss
  • Anxiety, depression, anger
  • Stress management
  • Chemical dependency
  • Gambling issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Difficulties in relationships with significant other, friends, or family members
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexuality and gender identity issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Domestic violence

Students wishing to take advantage of the mental health counseling services available on campus through River Valley Counseling Center can call 413-755-4332 or email to schedule an initial referral session with David Forton, MS, LMHC. Please bring your health insurance information and valid identification to your intake appointment.

If you are on campus and experiencing a clinical emergency, contact Public Safety at 413-755-3911 (off-campus dial 911).

Off-Campus Resources

During the COVID-19 campus curtailment, STCC students can receive mental health support via TeleHealth, the clinic’s electronic telecommunications system and should continue to contact David Forton, MS, LMHC at 413-755-4332 and

In addition to the services offered in partnership with the River Valley Counseling Center students can reach out to the following services:

BHN Springfield-based Mobile Crisis Intervention (24/7): 413-733-6661
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 800-273-8255
National Crisis Text Line (24/7): 741-741