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
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.