Guidance for stress-related college or personal issues.

Our professional, master’s degree-level counselor assists students with psychological, social, emotional and personal concerns. Services include crisis counseling, short-term individual counseling support, and referral resources. All services are free and confidential.

How to recognize that you are in crisis:

A crisis is an urgent concern that requires immediate assistance.  You may be in crisis, if:

  • You’re having difficulty coping and managing emotions
  • You are overly anxious
  • Your thoughts are racing out of control
  • You are feeling unsafe
  • Your usual problem-solving strategies are just not working at this time

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above feelings, please connect with Counselor  Wanda I. Reyes-Dawes.

If you are NOT in a crisis or facing an emergency but have a personal concern that requires further discussion, please call 860-512-3206 or email:

Free and Anonymous Mental Health Screening

MCC is committed to the overall health of our students. As a service, MCC provides access to a free and anonymous screening tool for mental health-related issues, including alcohol use, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, bipolar and eating disorders.

The results of the screening are completely anonymous and made available only to the participant. This resource is provided to assist students to determine if a consultation with a mental health counselor would be helpful.

To access the screening tool, visit

Additional Mental Health Resources

TimelyCare Telehealth Service

Now available – free of charge – to students at Connecticut State Community Colleges: TimelyCare telehealth for students.  Get on-demand,  24/7 medical and mental health support from counselors, doctors, nurse practitioners and more, right at your fingertips. Visit TimelyCare to learn more.


Students can scheduled an appointment with one of our two contracted therapists:

Jennifer Simmons
Aneela Shah

MCC Support Toolkit

Here are various applications, videos,  and links that are currently available online. MCC does not endorse these as replacements for actual counseling or therapy sessions. They simply serve as additional resources.

Stress Management:
Guided meditations:
Positive Self-Talk:
Coping Strategies:
Anger Management:
Power of Vulnerability:
Better Sleep:

Connecticut’s Young Adult Warmline

Developed by JoinRiseBe at Advocacy Unlimited to connect young people to community resources, motivate peers to move forward, and inspire hope by demonstrating the positive outcomes of recovery. Call 1-855-6-HopeNow to speak with a young person who can guide you towards wellness. Available seven days a week, 12 noon-9 p.m.

Turning Point CT

Need help now? In a crisis? Want to talk to someone now? Call or text a trained crisis counselor to talk:

Mobile Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis is a free, confidential service that helps people having an emotional or behavioral crisis. You can talk with a therapist, or they can send someone to meet you wherever you are. They can even take you to the hospital if that would be best.

  • In Connecticut, you can call 211—the InfoLine—to reach Mobile Crisis services. Just dial 1 to speak directly to a Child Guidance crisis counselor; if you’re over 18, ask them for the number of the nearest adult mobile crisis team.
  • You can always call 911 anywhere in the US or Canada. It’s worth asking if you can talk to someone with Crisis Intervention Training (“CIT”).


ThrivingCampus is a HIPAA-compliant web application used by colleges and universities to connect students with mental health referrals wherever they are.  Visit

Location, Hours and Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or if you need assistance.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Phone: 860-512-3206
Wanda Reyes-Dawes, MS, Counseling