CounselingIndividual Counseling - Individual counseling provides an opportunity for self-focused exploration of feelings, attitudes and behaviors. Counseling services staff offer individual counseling. Appropriate referrals are made as necessary.
Group Counseling - Groups offer the experience of interacting meaningfully with others in a supportive environment. They may be arranged around a common issue or topic and vary from semester to semester.
What is Counseling? Counseling can be instrumental in the development of skills that help students effectively confront and cope with uncertainties and conflicts. Through sessions with a professional counselor, a student can clarify his or her thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Sessions also provide an opportunity to learn and practice skills for healthy living in a proactive way.
Sexuality and Relationships
Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse
Leadership and Motivation Training
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Various workshops are offered throughout the year for the campus community. Staff members are available to work with students to plan and present programs of interest. Past programs have included but have not been limited to:
Counseling services offers a variety of self-help books and tapes that may be used in the office or checked out for extended use.
Psychological/Psychiatric Disability information and Aid
The Student Development Center also coordinates non-academic services to students with special needs. It aids in obtaining documentation and accommodations for psychiatric concerns, working closely with the Office of Accommodative Services to provide counseling and/or any non-academic accommodations that might be required. ( link to CAS) It is the point of contact for requests for medical accommodations for housing.
Other services provided by the Counseling Center:Referrals to other college or community resources.
Advocacy and Support- for anyone who needs it, including the physically and emotionally challenged, LGBT students, women, those with academic concerns and diversity issues, non-traditional students, international students, and more
Affirmative Action and harassment help and information for students
Sexual Orientation - support and information.
Health Education information - for sexual assault, harassment, substances, stress, and much more!
Support for Women and other minorities on campus - regarding special issues which pertain to them.
Bacchus and Gamma, the Peer Educator's group, provides programs for Orientation, Residence Halls, classes, clubs, and by request. Peer Educators receive special training which enables them to become Nationally Certified Bacchus and Gamma Peer Educators. Peer Educators do campaigns on various topics such as substance prevention, healthy relationships, disability awareness, health and wellness, and diversity among others. Please contact Student Development at 518-327-6358 for further information. Programs include:
Career Counseling - to help you focus your energies and make decisions regarding your future career.
Personality inventories - like the Myers-Briggs.
Transition Information/help- for entering students.
Non-Traditional students- (parents, married, over 24, veterans, commuter) support
- Diversity Issues
- Date Rape
- Substance Issues
- Sexual Health
- Other issues as requested