Student Counseling Center


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


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.





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

Najla Hrustanovic, PhD LMHC

Director, Student Counseling Center

Lisa Garrett-Sharp, LMHC

Adjunct Counselor

Holly Clement

Office Manager

Health and Wellness

Peer Educators

Job description & application

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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