Hours of Operation
Maria College Counseling services will be open Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. Any faculty or staff who require immediate mental health support on campus during normal business hours, or between 5pm–9pm, are encouraged to contact Michael Washco, Director of Counseling Services, (518) 210-5298. If a student is experiencing a mental health crisis after these hours, the student should be encouraged to contact 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or review the Maria College Counseling Services webpage for a list of emergency hotlines.
Maria College Counseling Services is currently scheduling appointments for the fall semester. If you would like to make an appointment or obtain information regarding our services please contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Counseling Office offers free and confidential counseling services to all enrolled Maria College students. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic our counseling services will be offering both remote and in-person appointments. For more information regarding counseling services, appointments, or how to make a referral, please email email@example.com. If you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or see below for emergency hotlines.
Counseling Services supports the overall wellness of the campus community by providing access to free and confidential mental health counseling. Our counselors provide individual and campus-wide educational and referral services for mental health care. Individuals using this service will be assisted with compassion and dignity, and respected in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental manner.
Description of Services
Maria College provides initial assessment and screening for short-term therapy using an evidence-based approach including Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Mindfulness or Positive Psychology method supporting a strength-based perspective. We offer individual, relationship, and group counseling; training and consultation about mental health concerns; crisis intervention and response; and referrals to other on- and off-campus services. All enrolled Maria College students are entitled to an initial consultation and options for future services will be discussed in their first appointment. Most students are seen for ten or fewer individual counseling sessions. Appointments are available by request.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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