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’s 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.

Come chat with Counseling staff without having to leave your residence hall - for individual or group check-ins!

3:30-4:30pm in the First Floor Lounge

Residence Hall A

  • September 6
  • October 5
  • November 17
  • December 2

Residence Hall B

  • September 14
  • October 17
  • November 10
  • December 6

Residence Hall C

  • September 29
  • October 14
  • November 1
  • December 5

Middle Earth offers peer assistance services to SUNY school students. Student volunteers can help their peers address common concerns such as:

  • Adjustment to college life
  • Academic concerns
  • Finding sources of help and support
  • Just needing to talk

The hotline (518-442-5777) is available during the fall and spring semesters, with the following schedule:

  • Monday - Thursday: 1 p.m. to midnight
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 24 hours
Please note these are fellow students and not mental health professionals, if you need to speak to a mental health professional dial 988 or 315-498-2675 to be connected to an on-call therapist.
If you're having suicidal thoughts, please, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

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