Student Counseling Center

COVID-19 UPDATE ON SERVICES

Per COVID-19 physical-distancing guidelines and for the collective safety of our community, the Student Counseling Center is currently seeing masked students in person and offering individual counseling services via Zoom. The center is able to accommodate private spaces for students in need.

To schedule an appointment, call (518) 327-6358, email counselingcenter@paulsmiths.edu

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, substance and health education, consultation, and referral services to currently enrolled students at Paul Smith’s College.

 

FREE

CONFIDENTIAL

EMERGENCIES

If an emergency occurs during business hours, call the Counseling Center at (518) 327-6358. Regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when college is 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 and other options. 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 Substance Abuse Services (518) 891-2467
  • Planned Parenthood (518) 891-0046
  • Sexual Assault Hotline (877) 212-2323
  • St. Joseph’s Outpatient Substance Treatment (518) 891-5353
  • Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255
  • Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 834-9474
STAFF

Najla Hrustanovic, PhD LMHC

Director, Student Counseling Center

Amy Belair, LMHC,

Counselor

(518) 327-6340
abelair@paulsmiths.edu

Holly Clement

Office Manager

Peer Educators

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Student Counseling Center

Joan Weill Student Center 

(518) 327-6358
(518) 327-6358: Fax

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

Mon – Fri   8am-4:30pm