Counseling Services Center

Changes to Counseling Services for Summer 2020

Please see below regarding changes in Counseling Services operations through Summer 2020:

  • Telecounseling is available to eligible students - each counselor has created a virtual office, or can provide a service by phone, please call 315-312-4416 for more information

  • Walk-in crisis is currently shifting to same day, call ahead appointments, we will be happy to accommodate eligible students through telecounseling services, but you must call ahead at 315-312-4416 and leave a voicemail

For timely updates on our services, as well as self-care tips, please follow us on instagram @mindful_oz.

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented circumstances.

updated 5/20/20

Coronavirus and Your Mental Health

Over the last couple of months, we have seen the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slowly move closer to home. This has dominated our headlines and the information feels difficult to escape. Counseling Services staff want to assure you that it is normal to experience worry in the face of uncertainty. 

Additionally, we ask members of our community to reflect on their behaviors associated with these circumstances. Xenophobic jokes and remarks can inflict real harm and stigmatize different groups represented in our community. Please remember to be the kind, caring and compassionate community members that contribute to the collective mental health of this campus. 

If you are looking for up-to-date information about COVID-19 and SUNY Oswego, please click here.

Online screenings

Online screenings are available for depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol, eating disorders, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Counseling Services Center provides free and confidential mental health assistance for all enrolled students to encourage a healthy mind and body at Health Services.

We offer a variety of services, including individual, group and couples counseling, as well as fun outreach and educational activities designed to support interpersonal growth. The CSC staff value multicultural competence and honor the individuality of each student.

Making an appointment and consultation services

Please call 315.312.4416 to schedule an appointment at health and counseling services. If you’re not ready to make an appointment for counseling, but want to meet with a counselor stop by Let’s Talk!

In an emergency

  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, walk in hours are available Monday through Friday, 9 am - noon and 1 - 3:30 pm to see a crisis counselor.
  • After hours crisis line for weekends and holidays: 315.312.4416, push number 2 when prompted. A crisis counselor will speak with you immediately.
  • Life-threatening emergencies may be reported to University Police at 315.312.5555, or 911 if you are off campus.
  • Students may also elect to use crisistextline.org by sending GOT5 to 741741. No information pertaining to this service as SUNY Oswego does not have a direct relationship with this service.