The Institute has services and resources, including the WellConnect Student Assistance Program, to support students' mental health needs.  

WellConnect Student Assistance Program

Visit the WellConnect Student Assistance Program or call (866) 640-4777, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WellConnect offers the following services:

  • Anxiety/stress/depression/substance abuse/personal counseling:  As a Middlebury Institute student, you are entitled to six counseling sessions per year, per incident.  You can receive in-person counseling, online personal counseling with BetterHelp, or do a combination of both. 

  • Budget and debt consultation

  • Legal counseling

  • New parent transition coaching

  • Community resources and referrals

Using WellConnect

WellConnect is easy to use. Simply follow these steps:

  • Call (866) 640-4777.

  • Give them your name and confirm you are an Institute student.

  • Explain the nature of your issue.

  • Request contact information for a counselor near you.

  • Follow up once you have this information to make an appointment with your counselor.

You can also request a contact through the WellConnect website after registering for an account. You will need the Middlebury Institute student access code to create an online account, and you can request that from the Office of Student Services by calling (831) 647-4128 or emailing us at

Please find below additional information for online therapy through BetterHelp.  To start, follow these directions:

Login at with school code: check your email for this code or call/email Student Services

2. Click the "Online Therapy" banner at the top of the page


3. Complete registration and get matched with a therapist

4. Download app and start therapy

You can also call 866.640-4777 to get started with online therapy.



SilverCloud Self-Guided Mental Health Workbook

In partnership with the Parton Counseling Center at Middlebury College, students are able to access a web-based, self-help workbook called SilverCloud.

SilverCloud offers tools and skill building related to coping with feelings of stress, sadness, worries, anxiety and body image. It’s available in both web-based and app formats.

Download the app or Check it out here. You must sign up using your email address

SilverCloud is:

  • Self-directed usage – go at your own pace
  • Free
  • Equipped so that you can select a “coach” within the system to assist you with the different modules and help with motivation
  • Private

Health101 / Campus Well E-Zine

Campus Well, provided by Middlebury, is a targeted and customized site that provides articles, resources and guidance on a variety of health-related topics. Students are encouraged to explore the site and sign up for a monthly digest of articles to support overall well-being and positive mental health. The section with resources about emotional health may be especially useful.