Student Counseling Services
Can’t see the forest for the trees?
The Office of Counseling and Student Development can help.
In the Office of Counseling and Student Development, we believe that, periodically in people’s lives, a combination of factors may come together which inhibit their ability to meet their desired goals. Counseling services are designed to help students regain control over those factors.
Our staff is comprised of professionally trained counselors who can assist you with a wide variety of concerns and, while the approaches may vary amongst the staff, we hold a common philosophy: it is our belief that the college experience is all about learning, both in the classroom and out of it. Our work focuses on helping students to gain the maximum benefit from their whole experience here at UC.
How we can help
For personal concerns that may arise during a semester, counselors are available to help students directly or with referrals to off-campus agencies and/or counseling services. Some examples of concerns we can help you address are:
- Alcohol and substance abuse concerns
- Anger management
- Anxiety disorders
- Body image and weight loss
- Eating disorders
- Family problems
- Grief and loss
- Relationship problems
- Relaxation techniques/Developing coping skills
- Roommate conflict
- Self esteem
- Sexual identity
- Stress management
- Study skills
- Coping with suicidal thoughts
How to access our services
The Office of Counseling & Student Development is located on the second floor of the Strebel Student Center in room 202. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All services for UC students are free and confidential. We strongly encourage students to schedule appointments, however counselors can be available for walk-ins.
It is sometimes the case that the scope of a students’ concern is out of the area of expertise of our staff. We maintain active and cooperative relationships with area mental health practitioners and staff will facilitate advocacy and referrals when needed. Payment for off-campus services is the responsibility of the student.
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in the counseling relationship and student concerns are not shared except in circumstances where there is a threat to self or others. In the case of threat to self or others, notification is at the discretion of the counselor in consultation with the Director of Counseling & Student Development or other appropriate Utica College personnel.
Information / Appointments
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please call (315) 792-3032 or email the office at email@example.com
Weekdays after 5:00 p.m.
In emergency situations, contact Campus Safety at (315) 792-3046 and ask to speak to the Counselor-on-call.
Michelle Morrow, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling and Student Development
Alexandra Kraus, M.S.
Philip Smith, M.A.
Please Note: While email is private, it is not confidential. If you would like to discuss a personal concern, we request that you contact us either in person or by telephone.