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 includes 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 use of alcohol or drugs
  • Anger management issues
  • Time management issues

Services are completely confidential and provided at no cost to the student.

Office Information

Location: Counseling Services is located on the first floor of Curtis Hall and most easily accessed through Door B from the courtyard.

Staff: Paul Ferreira, MSW, LCSW

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

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 phone, email or stop by the office. Walk-in time is available daily and posted at the Counseling Services office.  Students who prefer to meet with a female counselor should contact the Director of Counseling, Paul Ferreira, or the Dean of Students, to request to meet with a female counselor.  The college has contracts with area female counselors who can accommodate this request.