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Counseling Services Home

For thoughts of suicide and other emergency needs,

please call University Police (585-245-5222), 911, or 2-1-1.

The Counseling Services professional staff provide confidential psychological services to all currently enrolled SUNY Geneseo students. As specialists in working with college students, the professionals at Counseling Services can help you to address a wide variety of personal concerns. We will do our best to ensure that your needs are met, whether through our short-term treatment services, self-help options, referrals to off-campus providers, or other resources.  We also offer a satellite counseling office on the south side of campus, South Village Counseling Services, located in Onondaga 203 South, as well as a new, informal consultation program located throughout campus, Let's Talk.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 585-245-5716.

Why Go to Counseling?

Who can benefit from seeking counseling? Just about anyone--no problem is too big OR too small! Talking to a professional can be helpful whenever someone is wanting assistance in coping with life's challenges. Listed below are some common personal concerns which bring Geneseo students to Counseling Services:

  • Personal Issues: stress, anxiety, sleep difficulties, depression, hopelessness, anger, loneliness, low self-esteem

  • Trauma and Loss Issues: sexual assault, rape, harassment, grief/loss, accident victims, other crises

  • Relationship Issues: romantic relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, roommate problems, family conflicts

  • Developmental Issues: adjustment to college, life transitions, sexual orientation, cultural identity, and/or general identity

  • Academic Concerns: performance anxiety, perfectionism, underachievement, procrastination, choice of major or career

  • Other Issues: alcohol/other drug (see also AOD section), weight/body image, healthy lifestyle choices, thoughts of hurting self or others

For more information about what Counseling Services offers for SUNY Geneseo students and the campus community,
visit the "Our Services" page.

Our services

For resources on identifying a student in distress, referring to Counseling Services, and finding ways to help when concerned,
visit the "Resources" page.

Resources

Being a college student isn't easy.  Be ready to talk to friends when things get tough.  Learn more at geneseo.edu/kognito, an initiative of the Mental Health Task Force.

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