Counseling Center/Health Center
Strebel Student Center
Second Floor

(315) 792-3427
(315) 792-3211 (Fax)


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Student Counseling Services

Can’t see the forest for the trees?

The Counseling Center Can Help.

Welcome to the Counseling Center at Utica College!  We provide individual counseling services for  UC students. Counseling simply involves  speaking about an issue that is  troubling you. Your counselor will work with you to clarify the issue(s) you want to address, and explore ways of best addressing your concerns

Our staff is comprised of  professionally trained counselors and a licensed social worker. While the approaches may vary amongst our staff, we hold a common  philosophy. It is our belief that college   is about personal growth as well as academic learning. We aim to support students in their journey at UC, so that they can gain the maximum benefit from their whole experience here.  

What is Counseling?

  • An outlet to explore feelings, examine beliefs, and work toward making healthy changes.                                                                                                                                              
  • A way to gain new perspectives on behavior, emotions, and relationships.                                                                                         
  • Developing skills to effectively cope with challenges, uncertainties, and conflict.

Issues Commonly Addressed in Counseling

  • Adjusting to college
  • Alcohol and substance use/abuse concerns
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Concern about a friend/roommate
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship concerns
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Trauma

About confidentiality

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Student concerns shared during counseling  are kept confidential, except in  rare circumstances where there is a threat of  imminent harm to self or others. In these circumstances information may need to be shared in order to set-up needed services.  Records of your treatment at the Counseling Center are not part of any other records at Utica College.

Accessing Services

We strongly encourage students to schedule appointments (by phone or email), however counselors may be available for walk-ins.

There may be times when a referral for outside  services is recommended (based on the specific situation and needs of the student). We maintain cooperative relationships with area mental health practitioners and staff will facilitate referrals when needed. Payment for off-campus services is the responsibility of the student.

Ongoing telephone or online counseling is not available. For students who are not able to meet in our office, we will work with you to set-up services in your local area.