College Mental Health Services


Latin verb: present active\ niteō \bloom or thrive; shine

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University has provided innovative University Mental Health Services for more than 15 years beginning with individualized College Coaching and more recently NITEO, which launched in 2014. Our work is driven by the philosophy and experience that students with mental health challenges thrive when empowered to develop critical skills and support required by collegiate and work environments.

College Mental Health Services at the Center are guided under the leadership of Dori Hutchinson, ScD, CPRP, the Director of Services and Larry Kohn, MS, the Director of Development. Dori and Larry have worked together for more than 30 years providing recovery-oriented services to young adults living with mental health challenges.

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Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, M.S.Ed., manages NITEO and College Coaching. She has worked in mental health, special education, and disability services in higher education for more than 10 years.

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  • One Semester (September-December or January-April) of individualized mental health coaching and two days of classes per week
  • One additional semester of follow-along services to ensure successful school reentry and coordination of on-campus services
  • Individualized, intensive coaching and assistance to aid students with the integration of necessary treatment and academic resources


Located at Boston University (BU), the Niteo Program is a nonresidential program
open to any student on leave from college or graduate school.



 Please complete a Student Application, which includes a Medical & Psychiatric Information Form, then fax or email to Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk at 617-353-7700 or

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Niteo Application




The Services Division at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is an inspiring educational environment where persons who have had behavioral health experiences find hope, become empowered by actualizing their dreams through setting goals to live, learn, work and live well in their chosen communities. Participants are “ students” who work with faculty and “ Coaches” who help them achieve their goals successfully and with satisfaction. Students gain knowledge, skills and supports to live their lives fully. The Center does not provide medical treatment: We do not prescribe or deliver medications or therapy.