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.

Due to COVID-19 and health recommendations, Counseling Services continues to offer services through a hybrid model, including telehealth and in person. This model may shift as needed to meet current safety guidelines. 

Open Clinic

We want everyone who may need support from Counseling to have the chance to get connected – that’s why we offer Open Clinic appointments! 

Open Clinic is a 30 to 45-minute virtual appointment with a counselor to talk, get support, and figure out best next steps. Open Clinic sessions provide support for students who just need to meet once to problem solve an issue or for students who are looking for regularly scheduled appointments. Because Counseling Services provides short term, goal focused counseling, our Open Clinic can also be helpful to students looking for long term, weekly, or more specialized care off campus or close to home.

Open Clinic hours are held Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Alternative times can be made available. To get started, contact Counseling Services by phone (845-575-3314) or email, or stop by during business hours.

Private Rooms 

Privacy is important to us, as it is to you! Private rooms are available for any student who might need it, whether for a telehealth appt with us or provider at home, a remote meeting with support offices like Accomodations, and more! Rooms are available during business hours and can be reserved by emailing

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.
  • Please visit our our linktree for additional resources.


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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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