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Counseling Center


The College Counseling Center provides brief solution-based psychological services to students experiencing emotional or situational difficulties. Information shared in counseling is treated with the "strictest" confidence.

Records at the Center are strictly confidential. Records are only released with the student's written consent or by a court-ordered subpoena. Information about student contacts for psychological services is not released to other campus departments, outside agencies, family, or friends. Even the fact that a student has been at the Counseling Center is confidential.

The services provided by the Counseling Center are free, with the exception of the "No-show/Late Cancellation". Please review the Informed Consent for Student Counseling Services (PDF).

Services We Offer

Counseling Center Staff

The Counseling Center Staff represents a broad skill set of evidence based therapeutic modalities to address a multitude of challenges. All of our counselors are licensed in New York State as Mental Health Counselors (LMHC’s) or Master Social Workers (LMSW’s). For more information about our counseling staff, including contact info, visit the Counseling Staff in the Directory.

Please call to make an appointment!

Our offices are located at 131 Van Housen Hall.
Phone: (315) 267-2330
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How Can Counseling Help?

Counseling can assist you in the following ways: 

  • Provide a safe, accepting and confidential atmosphere where you can discuss your concerns, thoughts and feelings and identify specific goals to work on.
  • Develop a trusting relationship with an objective professional who is a trained to act as an agent of change to assist individuals in improving their current well-being.
  • Assist students in identifying maladaptive behaviors and integrating healthy, positive coping skills.

Crises 24-Hour Hotlines

Suicide Hotline:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline - Dial 988

(315) 265-2422

Renewal House:
(315) 379-9845

The Trevor Project:

Tribal Support:
1-800-622-HELP (4357)

University Police:
(315) 267-2222


Crisis Text Line: 
Text Got5 or HOME to 741741

Free short-term, solution-based psychological services for all registered SUNY Potsdam students.

College Counseling Center Mission Statement

The College Counseling Center assists matriculated SUNY Potsdam students in becoming mature, healthy and thoughtful citizens within our community and those which they live after graduation. To this end, we believe that all students have the ability to become self-actualized, responsible and civil.

The College Counseling Center is dedicated to the purposes of creating therapeutic relationships and using evidence-based treatment to empower students to utilize knowledge and skills that will provide collective psychological security to the SUNY Potsdam community and to the world they ultimately come to work and live in once they have graduated.