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 will offer services both in-person (mask-to-mask) and on-line to accommodate students’ needs. We encourage students to engage in tele-counseling if possible for your own safety as we are located in the Health Center which serves sick students. Also, if you have any cold symptoms, we ask that you stay home and request a tele-counseling appointment instead. For students who live on campus but have trouble finding a private place to do on-line counseling, the Counseling Center can arrange for you to reserve a room in Morris Hall for private counseling meetings with the Counseling Center or an off-campus provider. The Counseling Center continues to provide short-term individual counseling, same-day and crisis appointments, group counseling, and referrals for open-ended counseling.

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. 

Feature of the Month

Now that the semester is in full swing, it’s a good time to take a closer look at your alcohol use.  Take a screening to see if you are using alcohol in unhealthy or risky ways.  Visit this page to get tips on how to engage in healthier and safer drinking behavior, and read this to learn how to help a friend in need.

 

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 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training  Learn how to support students and refer for counseling. 

Contact

Counseling Center

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

Counseling Center Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
(closed from 12-1 for lunch)

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

Crisis Text Line Free, 24/7

Middle Earth Peer Assistance Hotline
518-442-5777
Monday-Thursday 1pm-midnight
Friday-Sunday 24 hours/day

Referral list for off-campus counseling (in-person and tele-counseling options)
oneonta.thrivingcampus.com

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