Counseling Center Services
Consultation: We provide consultation to all members (students, faculty, and staff) of the College community regarding mental health related concerns.
Crisis Appointments: Crisis sessions are available for students exhibiting acute crisis where their safety and that of others is of concern.
Group Counseling: We offer group therapy based on relevant situations and student interest.
Individual Counseling: Registered students may be eligible for individual counseling with one of our licensed therapists. An intake appointment is made to determine the students’ needs and if the College Counseling Center is an appropriate place for treatment, as we are a brief, solution-focused center.
Medication Management: Our staff includes a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. The PMHNP meets with students who are interested in starting medication or who currently take medication and require on-going follow up. If you are currently taking psychotropic medications, speak to your provider to determine if they are going to continue prescribing if Potsdam is not your home area.
Referral to Community Resources: In order to best serve the needs of our students, those whose needs require a particular type of expertise that is not available in the CCC may be referred to community resources.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention: The College Counseling Center provides QPR Suicide Prevention programming and Awareness, Advocacy, and Assistance Training to promote positive mental health to faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders. Members of the Counseling Center also serve on and collaborate with the St. Lawrence County Suicide Coalition.
Telepsychiatry/Telepsychology: SUNY Potsdam partners with SUNY Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse NY. Through this program, students can be referred for counseling or psychiatric appointments. Services are free for students. Referral paperwork can be completed at the Counseling Center.
Our offices are located at 131 Van Housen Hall
Phone: (315) 267-2330
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.