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Mental Health & Wellness Services @Tunxis           

Welcome to the Mental Health and Wellness Services at Tunxis.  Check out the links or video below to learn more about our services.  We look forward to connecting with you!

Schedule a Free Appointment

Tunxis Mental Health Counseling & Wellness services are free and appointments are available in-person.

TimelyCare appointments are available virtually.

Detailed information is available below.

Spring 2023 – Video Overview of Services


For life threatening situations: Call 911

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis needing immediate attention…

  • Call or text: 988

  • Chat:

  • As of July 16, the national suicide & crisis lifeline has been changed to #988. Call, text or chat 24/7 to connect with a trained counselor within the existing lifeline network for confidential crisis support.

Counseling Appointments

Tunxis Community College 

Tunxis Mental Health Counselors are professionally trained to help you cope with a variety of educational, mental health and adjustment issues. Through counseling programs and services, they can help you develop skills to cope, manage stress, build confidence, and alleviate other personal barriers to success in college. Counselors can help you create an individualized wellness plan & assist with referrals to outside agencies as needed.

  • Initial Counseling Appointments are 45 minutes, including intake.
  • Counseling Appointment – Additional counseling sessions are 30 minutes.
  • Mental Health Screening – Do you have a concern? Complete a screening questionnaire and then meet individually with a counselor to discuss the results and recommendations. Sessions are 45-minutes, including screening and discussion. Screening Topics include:
    •   Eating Disorders
    •   Problem Gambling
    •   Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD)
    •   Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Click here to schedule



TimelyCare is 24/7 no-cost telehealth services for students to address common conditions that can be safely diagnosed and treated remotely. All you need is an internet connection.

TimelyCare online services are live and ready to use.

Students can now sign-up/register an account by downloading the TimelyCare mobile app and can begin seeing providers.

EVENTS for Spring 2023 - New!!

Click here to sign up for Wellness Events:

Spring 2023 Wellness Events:

Date and Time Event Flyer with Event Details
February 14, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Oliver 02-14 Dog Therapy-Oliver
February 14, 2:30-4:00 pm Physical Fitness Workshop 02 14 Physical Fitness SU
February 16, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Jake 02 16 Dog Therapy Jake
February 21, 2:30-4:00 pm Healthy Eating on a Budget 02 21 Healthy Eating SU
February 23, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Jake 02 23 Dog Therapy Jake
March 7, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Oliver 03 07 Dog Therapy Oliver
March 7, 2:30-4:00 Sleep Awareness Workshop 03-07 Sleep Awareness – SU
March 9, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Jake 03 09 Dog Therapy Jake
March 23, 2:30-4:00 pm You Are One Choice Away from a Different Life 03 23 Choices Kyle SU
April 6, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Jake 04 06 Dog Therapy Jake
April 10, 11:30-1:00 pm Time Management and Organization Workshop 04-10 Time Management and Organization
April 11, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Oliver 04 11 Dog Therapy Oliver
April 19, 10:00-11:30 am Budgeting Your Money Workshop 04-19 Budgeting Your Money
April 25, 1:30-2:30 pm Llama Meet & Greet 04-25 Llama – SU
May 2, 12:00-1:00 pm Jiujitsu Workshop  05-02 Jiujitsu – SU
May 2, 1:00-2:00 pm Women’s Self Defense Workshop  05-02 Womens Self Defense – SU
May 3, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Jake  05 03 Dog Therapy Jake
 May 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Dog Therapy with Oliver 05 09 Dog Therapy Oliver

Click here to sign up for Wellness Events:


Information Tables:


Date and Time Event
Anytime the College is Open Free Mental Health & Wellness Resources, hallway outside Room 6-106 (Academic Success & Tutoring Center)

April 5, 11:20 am-1:20 pm

April 26, 11:20 am-1:20 pm

Sexual Assault Crisis Services, 100 Building Main Lobby SACSdocx

Relaxation & Resources Room

The R&R Room

The Relaxation & Resources Room



Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm

Location: Inside the Academic Success and Tutoring Center, Room 6-109

Open to Students, Staff, Faculty & Administration


What you’ll find in the R&R Room:

  • Calm & Soothing Atmosphere
  • Privacy Chairs
  • Moon Pod Chairs
  • Meditation Headsets
  • Tablets with Meditation Apps
  • Therapy Lights
  • Noise Blocking Headset
  • Fidget Toys
  • Coloring Books
  • Mini Journals
  • Yoga Mats
  • Stability Ball


Prefer a Virtual Option? – Check out our Virtual Relaxation Room

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Mental Health & Wellness Resources Table

Stop by the Wellness Resources Table, outside the Academic Success & Tutoring Center, Room 6-109.

Virtual Resources

Community Resources - State and Local Resources

Hours and Location

Academic Success & Tutoring Center (Room 6-109)
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm; Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
860-773-1505 (Counseling)
860-773-1530 (ASTC Front Desk)


Alison McCarthy, MS, NCC, LPC
Wellness Counselor

[email protected]


For Additional Information
  • Email [email protected]
  • Call 860-773-1505
  • Visit the Academic Success & Tutoring Center in Room 6-109