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
- Concern about a friend/roommate
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship concerns
- Self esteem
- Stress management
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.
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.
Information / Appointments
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please call (315) 792-3427 or email the office at email@example.com
Weekdays after 4:30 p.m. on the weekends or in emergency situations, contact Campus Safety at (315) 792-3046 and ask to speak to the Counselor-on-call.
Staff Alison Franklin, LCSW
Alexandra Kraus, M.S., LMHC
Jacquelyn Picket,M.Ed, LMHC
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.