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Counseling

The Marist Office of Counseling Services strives to enhance well-being and mental health by providing high quality individual and group counseling services and crisis intervention for students, as well as wellness education, workshops, and trainings for the Marist community. Promoting healthy development, growth, awareness and life skills supports the College's mission to prepare students in meeting the challenges of the 21st century global community.

Our Services

Students come for counseling for a variety of reasons. Some examples are: 

  • Adjustment/Homesickness
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression/Mood Swings
  • Experiences related to identity/marginalization
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating/Body Image Concerns
  • Grief/Loss

Initial Assessment

An initial 30 minute assessment will help determine a student’s best treatment options. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete paperwork.

Group Counseling

One of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students and for many, it can be more effective than individual counseling. You may be referred to group during your Initial Assessment if your counselor believes that your needs would be best met in a group setting. Groups typically meet on a weekly basis.

Workshops

Learn concrete skills to address and manage anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, or academic concerns. Offered on a weekly, drop-in basis.

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Individual Counseling

Individual sessions are typically offered on a short-term, biweekly basis with a mental health professional to address the common concerns faced by college students. Approximately 73% of Marist students receiving individual counseling meet for 1-5 sessions. If your concerns require more specialized or longer-term counseling, Counseling Services may recommend and assist you in connecting with a provider off-campus or close to home.

Psychiatric Services

Evaluation and medication management for students also receiving counseling at Marist Counseling Services.

Referrals

If a student requires more specialized or long-term counseling, we help to refer to trusted providers and centers off-campus.

Consultations

For students, faculty, staff, and families who are concerned about a student or are seeking support addressing a situation.

Let's Talk 

A drop-in service that offers informal, confidential consultation with a counselor. No appointment is necessary. Offered on first-come, first-served basis! 

On-Call Services

For psychiatric emergencies after business hours or on weekends, contact the RA/RD on Duty or Campus Safety and Security (845)575-2282. They will contact the on-call counselor who will assist you. 

Educational Outreach

Workshops and Trainings for students, faculty, and staff have included mindfulness meditation, stress management, healthy eating, alcohol education, sexual assault awareness and prevention, and identifying and responding to students in distress. Please contact us to request a particular workshop or training.

You can learn more about the services we offer in this brochure