Types of Counseling Services

Do you need to talk to a counselor ASAP? Call our 24-hour counseling line at (315) 498-2675.

Going to college can bring on a lot of overall lifestyle changes. Be sure to reach out to Counseling Services if you're struggling with stress or anxiety related to classmate or instructor conflicts, roommate issues, academic/life balance, family conflicts, LGBTQ+ and gender identity concerns, domestic violence, or substance abuse. 

Any student can experience times of crisis. A crisis situation can be suicidal thoughts or actions, panic attacks, sexual assault, death of a loved one, or any intense or traumatic event that may cause someone to feel distressed or afraid.  At the OCC Counseling Center, we are trained to help support students in times of crisis. Students who need immediate support from a counselor due to a crisis may come in to the Counseling Center for a walk-in appointment.

At the OCC Counseling Center, licensed counselors provide short-term therapy for students with anxiety, depression, and grief.  Counseling is free and confidential for all OCC students. Our counselors can also help find off-campus treatment providers and mental health resources in the community.

OCC's TelePsychiatry program puts students in touch with therapists at SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of Psychiatry using a secure audio/video app. Scheduled TelePsychiatry sessions offer the exact same service as in-person visits, only done remotely on a laptop or iPad. Speaking with therapists remotely gives students the flexibility to talk with mental health professionals on their own time, while balancing their busy academic schedules. 

Counseling Services currently offers these support grous for the Spring 2021 Semester from 12:30-1:30 PM:

  • 3/11 Counseling Drop-In Hour with Annalise 
    (Zoom Meeting ID: 838 8315 8967)
  • 3/25 Healthy Eating with Annalise
    (Zoom Meeting ID: 898 8751 4749)
  • 4/8 Counseling Drop-In Hour with Dave
    (Zoom Meeting ID: 817 9458 2892)
  • 4/22 Finishing Strong! How to survive the rest of the semester with Jerry
    (Zoom Meeting ID: 811 9578 0362)
  • 5/6 Counseling Drop-In Hour with Erin
    (Zoom Meeting ID: 847 6626 9251)

The password for each meeting is "Support"

If you have an idea for a support group you'd like to see on our calendar, please let us know!

If you're having suicidal thoughts, please, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

Know someone in need of counseling? Submit a We Care form.