Counseling Resources

The Deerfield Academy Counseling Center is committed to promoting the psychological health and wellbeing of the Deerfield community through counseling, consultation, and crisis intervention. Our goal is to help our students enhance their inherent sources of strength and resilience, overcome obstacles big and small, and move towards living lives that are rich in meaning and in tune with deeply-held values. We encourage you to utilize this site to find answers to your questions about our services and to make use of the tools we offer which support healthy habits.

How to Initiate Counseling

To make an appointment to see a counselor, you can either email counseling@deerfield.edu, or you can reach out to one of the counselors directly (jrelin@deerfield.edu, ckowens@deerfield.edu, or swatson@deerfield.edu). In your email, please provide information about which days/periods would work best for you to meet. A counselor will contact you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

In the case of an emergency, go to or call the Health Center (413-774-1600) and ask to speak to the counselor on call. If it is after curfew, please call Deerfield Security (413-772-9880) to escort you to the Health Center.

Here are Frequently Asked Questions about counseling.