Student Counseling Center

MISSION

The goal of the Student Counseling Center is to support the academic mission of the college by creating a healthy and supportive environment for student success through quality counseling, health education, consultations to all currently enrolled students at Paul Smith’s College.

If you need immediate assistance, please call Campus Safety at (518) 327-6300.

To make an appointment, call (518) 327-6358 or come to our office. We discourage the use of email for communication of personal or time-sensitive information.

EMERGENCIES

If an emergency occurs during business hours, call the Student Counseling Center at (518) 327-6358. Regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

For emergencies in the evenings or on weekends, or if you are unable to reach someone at the center, contact the Residence Life staff or phone Campus Safety at (518) 327-6300. You can also phone 911 or go to the emergency room at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Emergency appointment times available: Emergency appointments are brief evaluative sessions at which you’ll receive options for treatment. You may be given a referral to an off-campus therapist, or a follow-up appointment at the Counseling Center.

Other Important Numbers
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (800) 281-1190
  • Adirondack Medical Center (518) 891-4141
  • North Star Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (518) 891-2467
  • Planned Parenthood (518) 891-0046
  • Sexual Assault Hotline (877) 212-2323
  • St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center (518) 891-5353
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 834-9474

STAFF

Ellen Gooch

Director, Student Counseling Center

(518) 327-6225
egooch@paulsmiths.edu

Lisa Garrett-Sharp

Staff Counselor

(518) 327-6340
lsharp@paulsmiths.edu

JoAnn Foster

Office Manager

(518) 327-6358
jfoster@paulsmiths.edu

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Contact Us »

Student Counseling Center

Joan Weill Student Center Suite 017

Office  (518) 327-6358
Fax     (518) 327-6026

To speak to a counselor for consultation or urgent concerns, call (518) 327-6358 during office hours and ask to make an appointment.

If you need immediate assistance, please call Campus Safety at (518) 327-6300 or DIAL 911.

Office Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.