Counseling Services

Marist College Counseling Services is dedicated to the personal, interpersonal, and collective wellness of the campus community. Our mission is to provide information, services, and support with compassion, integrity, and efficiency.

Telecounseling, Consultation, and Referral Services

Regular services will resume with the start of the Spring Semester on February 15th. Same-day appointments will be offered daily for students looking to connect to our services. Students already connected to a counselor can email them starting February 1st to schedule an appointment. All meetings will be held privately on WebEx at this time for everyone’s health and safety.

To get connected or for any questions, please leave a message at (845) 575-3314 or email Our staff will follow up with you within the next business day, if not sooner. 

Privacy is important to us, as it is to you! Students who might need access to a private meeting room can reserve a space with us, whether to meet with our staff or home therapist, for medical appointments, or meetings with other support services such as Accommodations. This room is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students can reserve this space by emailing

For Counseling Services Spring Semester 2021 News, Updates, and Resources please visit:

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Marist College Counseling Services flyer
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Presentations and Training

Counseling Services are passionate about creating a campus culture of wellness and community care. We offer a variety of outreach and training programs for student groups, faculty, administrators, and staff on a wide range of topics related to mental health and wellness. If you are interested in scheduling an outreach or presentation, please contact us at

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Overview of Counseling Services and supports 
  • Stress Management
  • Adjusting to Life on Campus
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Effective Communication
  • Radical Self-Care
  • Inclusive Leadership and Diversity Awareness 
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Crisis Response
  • Helping Students in Distress
  • Mindfulness 
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Time management

Please note: In order to give our staff enough time to schedule and prepare, two weeks' notice is requested. If less time is given, the request will become more difficult to schedule and provide.

Statement of Solidarity & Action

The Counseling Services staff is actively involved in addressing critical issues of social justice and anti-racism work through our collaborative efforts with other campus partners and in our own internal ongoing professional learning and team process. Click here for our statement

Crisis Support

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact your RA/RD on-duty or the Office of Safety & Security at (845)471-1822 to access the On-Call Counselor. If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency related to your or another’s personal safety, please call 911, go to your nearest hospital, or see below for Crisis Hotlines:  

  • Dutchess County Helpline & Stabilization Center: talk/text: 845-485-9700
  • NY State Office of Mental Health Coronavirus Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
  • National Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Text Crisis Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Text Crisis Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741
  • National Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860