Counseling Services

Counseling Services’ mission is 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. Counseling services are currently being offered in-person and 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:

207-326-2419
Paul Ferreira
Director of Counseling Services
Andrea Tolbert
LCSW, MBA
Megann Holland
M.Ed., LCPC

Students who prefer to meet with a female counselor can email: counseling@mma.edu or the Dean of Students, deidra.davis@mma.edu to request to meet with a female counselor.

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 207-326-2419 or email Paul Ferreira to set up an appointment.