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. We are committed to providing services that are inclusive, respectful, and informed by social justice values.

Fall 2021 update on services:

Due to COVID-19 and health recommendations, Counseling Services has shifted its service model to provide counseling through a hybrid model, including telehealth and in person. This model may shift as needed to meet current safety guidelines.

Counseling Services-2021-2022 Academic Year

  • Setting up an appointment: Initial counseling meetings will be scheduled through our Online Open Clinic, where you can meet with a counselor for a 30-minute consultation on the same day or the next day, Mondays-Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. If you are not available during those times, we will schedule you with one of our providers on another date and time. Our initial consultation will be in an online format via Webex and you will complete some forms online in advance.
  • Individual Counseling: Sessions are primarily scheduled every other week, for approximately 45-minutes. Students will have the choice of meeting with a counselor in person (masked, socially distanced) or online via Webex. We follow a short-term, goal-oriented model to help students build coping skills and be active participants in the Marist community.
  • Let’s Talk: Students can connect with a counselor without an appointment for a 15-20minute conversation online via Webex on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Groups: We offer several counseling groups to support students in building connections and gaining tools to manage emotions and relationships. Groups offered this year will be Calming the Storm, Understanding Self and Others, Sanctuary, and Mindful Meditation.
  • Presentations and consultations: Staff at counseling services are available to provide workshops for students, staff, and faculty on a wide variety of topics including stress management, mindfulness, COVID-related mental health concerns, and coping skills, among many others. We also consult on specific mental health issues as needed. Please contact our office to discuss your request.

Off-Campus and Online Resources

  • Marist Thriving Campus imageThriving Campus: Marist college is partnering with Thriving Campus, an online resource that can help students connect with local off-campus providers. Visit Thriving Campus to search providers based on your needs and preferences, and get connected to mental health practitioners nearby to campus.
  • Psychology Today: A website with an extensive listing of therapists, psychiatrists, and treatment programs. Listings are searchable based on various factors, including location, insurances accepted, fees, areas of specialty, as well as virtual and in-person services provided.
  • Inclusive Therapists: Searchable network of identity affirmative, social justice-oriented therapists who are focused on centering the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in treatment.
  • Check out our linktree for updated links of other online providers

What to do in case of an emergency

In case of a life-threatening Mental Health Emergency at Marist please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Students needing support for a non-life-threatening mental health crisis after normal office hours are encouraged to contact the RA, RD, or Marist College Safety and Security: 845-575-5555 or 845-471-1822 to access support from campus staff and to request phone contact with an on-call counselor.

Students can also contact:

  • Dutchess County Helpline, Mobile Mental Health, & Stabilization Center: TALK or TEXT 845-485-9700
  • Rape Crisis & Crime Victims Hotline 845-452-7272
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 845-485-5550
  • MidHudson Regional Medical Center Emergency Psychiatric Care 845-431-8892
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline at or 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Visit or text START to 741741. Young people of color can now text STEVE to 741741 to be instantly connected to a crisis counselor of color.

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