Counseling Services

Counseling Services’ mission is to strive to enhance and promote the quality of life of Maine Maritime Academy students and aid in their retention. These services are facilitated through the provision of professional and timely treatment and referral for emotional, interpersonal, and substance abuse-related difficulties that may occur during their educational tenure at MMA.

Counseling services offer students a range of services which include individual counseling, substance abuse education/ counseling, crisis intervention, and community referrals when appropriate. Consultation to faculty, staff, and students is also available.

Some of the reasons students typically come in for counseling include:

  • Relationship difficulty
  • Loneliness
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Eating/sleeping problems
  • Feeling stressed and/or overwhelmed
  • Concerns about the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Anger management issues
  • Time management issues

Services are completely confidential and provided at no cost to our students.

Office Information

Location: The Counseling Services office is located on the first floor of Curtis Hall and most easily accessed through Door B from the courtyard. However, counseling services are currently being offered remotely. There is a private room available where students may choose to do their remote counseling.  You may access this room by asking a desk attendant at the front desk of Curtis Hall for the key to the prayer room or private counseling room.

Staff: Paul Ferreira, MSW, LCSW

Phone: (207) 326-2419 or Ext. 2419

Students who prefer to meet with a female counselor can email: or the Dean of Students, to request to meet with a female counselor.  The college has contracts with the two female counselors listed below:

Staff: Megann Holland, M.Ed, LCPC

Staff: Andrea Tolbert, LCSW, MBA

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM and Wednesday from 12 PM to 8 PM.

To make an appointment: Please call or email to set up an appointment. Due to current health and safety protocols, pre-scheduled appointments are required for all MMA students. We are offering remote counseling only at this time and walk-in appointments are not available.