Counseling Center

Counseling Center Building Entrance

Counseling services and COVID-19

In preparing to respond to COVID-19, the Counseling Center will no longer see students in person but instead will provide telecounseling appointments only. This is to prevent healthy students from entering the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center and being exposed to any potential sickness. The Counseling Center will email students to confirm scheduled appointments and provide further information about telecounseling. To make a telecounseling appointment, call the Center at 607-436-3368. If you need a same-day appointment, please specify that.

If you are located in Otsego County and need to speak with a licensed counselor immediately, please call the 24-hour Otsego County Mobile Crisis Assessment Team at 1-844-732-6228. If you are located outside of Otsego County and are having a mental health emergency, the National Suicide Hotline (1-800-273-8255) will connect you to your local mental health crisis unit.

The Counseling Center stands with the protesters and offers support and tips for students coping with and working to advocate against racial injustice.

Read more about support and self-care in the face of racial injustice.

Mental Health Toolkit for Protesters


The Counseling Center is available to do tele-counseling for students who are physically in NY State. We are no longer seeing students in person. To set up an appointment, please call 607-436-3368.

If you are located in Otsego County and need to speak with a licensed counselor immediately, please call the 24-hour Otsego County Mobile Crisis Assessment Team at 1-844-732-6228. If you are located outside of Otsego County and are having a mental health emergency, the National Suicide Hotline (1-800-273-8255) will connect you to your local mental health crisis unit.

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Whether you are living on campus, off-campus, or at home this Fall, the Counseling Center is still here for you. Though all of our services will be on-line this semester, we will continue to provide short-term individual counseling, group counseling, and referrals for open-ended counseling. We are also implementing Coping Circles for students who have concerns about racial injustice and/or COVID-19. Read more about our services this semester


Coping with COVID-19

We are living through an unprecedented time in history and it has caused great disturbance in most people’s lives. We are aware that students are experiencing an enormous amount of stress related to adjusting to a new way of life. The SUNY Oneonta community is here to help you. We also offer these online resources for learning to cope with the anxiety and stress of these trying times:

STUDENTS:

Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Helpful Coping Strategies for Dealing with Anxiety and Stress Related to COVID- Dr. Russ Harris

Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Association

Managing Mental Health During COVID- The Jed Foundation

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook- The Wellness Society

FACULTY AND STAFF:

Taking Care of Yourself and Your Students

Creating a Culture of Caring

Welcome to the Counseling Center's Website! Here you will find information about our counseling services, our staff, and lots of other helpful information about what counseling is and how you can get help. The Counseling Center staff are caring and dedicated professionals who can provide support and help you develop skills to manage your personal concerns. The Counseling Center is an important part of the Student Development Mission of maintaining a supportive campus atmosphere, fostering personal and academic growth, supporting cultural diversity and eliminating barriers to academic goals.

There is no charge for our service and the Counseling Center is conveniently located on campus, in the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center.

Suicide Awareness and Helping a Friend in Crisis

Contact

Counseling Center

Counseling Center
101 Counseling, Health & Wellness
(607) 436-3368

24-hour Crisis Hotline
1-844-732-6228

Crisis Text Line Free, 24/7

Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30

Walk-in Hours :
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 4:00 (students need to arrive by 3:00 to be seen that day)

Summer
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon
and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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