Student Counseling Center


The mission of the Student Counseling Center is to provide compassionate mental health care and holistic wellness education for all students in support of their journey at Paul Smith’s College.

To schedule an appointment, call (518) 327-6358 or email




If an emergency occurs during business hours, call the Counseling Center at (518) 327-6358. Regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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

Danielle Lang, LMHC, NCC, CASAC

Director, Student Counseling Center

(518) 327-6280

Shelby Bourgeois, LMHC-P, CASAC

Mental Health Counselor

Lisa Garrett-Sharp, LMHC

Adjunct Counselor

Contact Us »

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-4:00pm