Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Important Message

In order to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, all counseling services will be provided by appointment only.

Counseling services will be provided in person or virtually via telehealth through the HIPPA compliant platform Doxy.Me.

To schedule an appointment with a mental health provider please call Health and Wellness Services at 607-587-4200.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions related to the virus call our COVID-19 hotline at 607-587-2619 (CO19) or email at COVID19@alfredstate.edu.

For COVID-19 specific resources, visit our Covid-19 FAQ page.

For after hours emergency needs, call University Police at 607-587-3999. Additional resources can be found on our resources page.

Counseling Services

Our caring mental health professionals offer supportive and confidential services in person or via telehealth through the HIPPA compliant platform Doxy.Me including one-on-one personal counseling, relationship counseling, and alcohol/drug counseling. Counselors are available for mental health emergencies and crisis support during regular office hours. For after hours emergency needs, call University Police at 607-587-3999.

Counseling and mental health services are available for all registered Alfred State College students that pay the health fee.

Our counselors are trained to address a variety of issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship concerns
  • Diversity issues
  • Alcohol/drug concerns
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Grief/loss
  • Family issues
  • Stress management
  • Additional services
  • Group counseling
  • Couples counseling

Health and Wellness Services offers many other ways to provide support and improve your health and well-being including virtual and experiential wellness programming.

These programs are designed to provide support, psycho-education and skill development, and cover a wide range of topics such as, mental health coping strategies, nutrition, reproductive health, sleep hygiene, substance abuse, mindfulness, and more. Programs are advertised on our social media pages and student announce.

Resources

  • The SUNY Mental Health website provides a wealth of mental health resources and education for students and staff. This website provides education on how and when to reach out, in addition to phone numbers and supports that can be utilized in a crisis. The website offers a free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training for all SUNY students and staff to help the community be on the look out for members needing mental health interventions. Mental Health - SUNY
  • The Suicide Safety Plan app is a free app that can be downloaded on ios or the Google Play Store. This app allows the user to fill out a virtual safety plan that they can access any time they have access to their cell phone. The app asks a few simple questions about activities that can be a distraction, supportive people in the app user's life, and emergency contacts. This app can be utilized in times of distress to avoid crisis situations. ios Link Google Play Link
  • The 2-1-1 Helpline is a free resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline connects the caller with a variety of services including but not limited to counseling, substance use resources, developmental disability services, food pantries, and income support. To use this service, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211. This resource can also be utilized by texting your zip code to 898211. More information is available online at 211 Helpline .

The following resources are free, confidential, and available 24/7:

Crisis Text Line: text GOT5U to 741741

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line: text 838255 or call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1

Sexual Assault Hotline: call 1-800-656-4673

American Addiction Centers Hotline: 866-407-6106

If you, or someone you know, is in danger, call University Police immediately at 607-587-3999.

The Oasis

Come enjoy a peaceful, private space to meditate or relax in one of our fully-reclining, full-body massage chairs. See details.

Walk-ins welcome on a first-come, first-served basis, appointments preferred. Please call 607-587-4200 to schedule an appointment at The Oasis.