We're a listening ear when you need it most.
Counseling Services at Mount Saint Mary College offers free, confidential, short-term counseling for students seeking therapy or mental health treatment. Our licensed counselors help students work through a number of mental health issues that can arise during college, including anxiety, depression, and stress, as well as issues related to relationships, family, academics, and more.
We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is welcoming and nonjudgmental. There’s no shame in asking for help, and no reason is too small to come in!
In addition to counseling, we also offer mental health screenings, group therapy, and wellness programming throughout the year to promote good emotional and mental health.
Mental Health Emergencies and Crisis Assistance
If you are experiencing a crisis, or have serious reason to believe that someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, please do not hesitate to contact the Counseling Services office immediately. Should a crisis or emergency situation arise after hours, the Office of Security and Safety (845-569-3200) can assist students and help them connect with Counseling Services personnel for assistance.
- Mental Health Association (MHA) in Orange County Helpline: 1-800-832-1200 / 845-346-HELP
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Orange County Mobile Mental Health: 888-750-2266
In addition to our on-campus services, these local organizations can be an asset to students in need.
A voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
Provides comprehensive support services to victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking and their children.
The Interactive Screening Program (ISP) is a confidential, online service offered to MSMC students by MSMC Counseling Services. Clicking on the link at the bottom of this page will take you to a secure website where you can complete a brief Stress & Depression Questionnaire.
The Stress and Depression Questionnaire:
- Is entirely anonymous, confidential, and completely voluntary.
- Is a safe and easy way to find out if stress, anxiety, or depression may be affecting you.
- Is a free service from MSMC Counseling Services.
- Will not affect your access to student Health or Counseling Services.
There are 3 easy steps:
1. Take and submit the 10-minute questionnaire identifying yourself only with a User ID that you select.
2. An MSMC clinical counselor will post a personal response to you on the secure website with information, recommendations, and options for next steps.
3. You decide what's next. You'll have the option of communicating with the counselor through this website, on the phone, or in person. Or, you can decide to do nothing further at this time.
A nonprofit organization that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults
Provides 24 hour advocacy services including crisis intervention and accompaniment for adult and child victims of rape, sexual assault, and incest. Their services also encompass the 24 hour Sexual Assault Examiner Program (SAE) which offers forensic evidence collection and treatment for adult victims of rape, sexual assault, and incest.
Learn more about the Mount's Title IX policies here.
An online mental health resource for college students.