The Counseling staff at Marist wishes to express our deep sadness, anger, and compassion to black communities across our campus and the nation who have been impacted by the recent race-based violence and resulting tragedies. These tragedies reflect a legacy of institutionalized racism and social injustice that we unequivocally condemn and are committed to redressing. We are keenly aware that these are especially traumatic for black communities while also recognizing that intolerance, hatred, as well as systemic and structural racism, impact us all for the worse. As mental health professionals representing the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the American Psychiatric Association, we firmly align with social justice and anti-racism work as integral to mental health work and healing. We stand in solidarity with black communities and communities of color across our campus, this country, and the world.
Counseling Services office is open to provide counseling support and resources to any who may need it. We aim to create safe spaces for students of color who face disproportionate stress and trauma resulting from systemic and structural racism. We are also here to connect students to additional support resources if preferred. Please refer to our linktr.ee for resources on coping with racial trauma and anti-racist tools.
With love, commitment and solidarity,
Marist Counseling Services Staff
Naomi Ferleger, PhD
Jenny Colman, MD
Janine Fitzmaurice, LCSWR
Eileen Mastrantuono, Office Coordinator
Marisa M. Moore, PhD
Joanna Rooney, PhD
Chaya Rubin, PsyD
Matteo Undici-Spitzer, LCSWR
Elena Yee, MS
As Marist College has shifted to a distance learning model due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Counseling Services remains committed to supporting students’ wellbeing and mental health. Our Summer service model includes:
To get connected, please leave a message at (845) 575-3314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will follow up with you within 24 business hours to help identify your needs and next steps, whether that's a problem-solving single session, short-term teletherapy through our office, or to help you find more long-term care with a provider at home.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the Office of Security at 845-471-1822 to access the On-Call Counselor. If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency related to yours or another’s personal safety, please call 911, go to your nearest hospital, or see below for Crisis Hotlines:
- 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
Navigating this uncertain time can be difficult. Here are some resources that you might find helpful.
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- Surviving COVID-19: A #RealCollege Guide for Students
- Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe
Check out our linktr.ee for our frequently updated resources!