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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.

Students can call, email, or stop by the office to make an appointment.

Counseling Covid-19 FAQs

How will counseling services be provided for the Spring 2021 semester?
Counseling Services will continue to offer our therapeutic services via telecounseling on Zoom. 

Can’t I meet with a counselor in-person?
We are currently not conducting in-person counseling for the health and safety of both our students as well as our counselors.

Won’t it feel awkward to do counseling over Zoom? 
We are very committed to providing our students with the best counseling services possible. While initially, telecounseling may feel slightly different from traditional counseling, we have found that it is far superior to an in-person experience where participants must wear face masks and be socially distanced. We began telecounseling in the Spring 2020 semester with excellent results and students have been very satisfied with their experiences.

I don’t have a private space to hold my telecounseling session. What do I do?
Counseling Services has private rooms available in our offices that students can reserve for their telecounseling sessions. Students can use their own laptops/phones or utilize the computers in the rooms. The rooms, furniture, and computers are cleaned after every session.

Do I have to wear a mask when I come to the Counseling Services office?
Anyone that enters the Counseling Services office must wear a face mask. Students can remove their face masks once they are in their private meeting rooms. 

Are there other changes related to COVID-19 that I should be aware of?
Counseling Services will not be using a waiting room for the Spring 2021 semester. Students who utilize one of our private meeting rooms will receive a text approximately 5-15 minutes before their session notifying them that their room is ready.

Crisis Intervention and Emergency Mental Health Information

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.

The Orange County Crisis Call Center and their trained professionals provide support to those needing help 24/7. If needed, the Crisis Cal Center can dispatch the Crisis Mobile Response Team (formerly known as the Mobile Mental Health team) to provide in-person crisis response. Peer Services and Rape Crisis Services can also be accessed through the Crisis Call Center.

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Text4Teens provides support to young folks needing assistance, but prefer to text. This is a free service providing confidential support 24/7 to those needing help with emotional stress, addiction, eating disorders, and much more. 

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The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides support to those in crisis or distress 24/7. If needed, a specialist will connect to the Crisis Response Team in your area for in-person support. 

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Fearless provides 24-hour confidential support and services to individuals and families characterized by domestic violence. Services include but are not limited to providing shelter support and advocacy to individuals and families. 

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The Trevor Project provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and, questioning young people in crisis or distress 24/7.

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ULifeline provides resources geared towards improving your mental health and how to help a friend in distress.

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24-hour emergency services

Community Based Recources

Union Street Clinic
16-24 Union Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: (845) 343-5556

Grand Street Clinic
21 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 562-7244
Fax: (845) 562-7635

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.

Click here to start your free, confidential, and anonymous Stress and Depression Questionnaire.

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.

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Free walk–in mental health or substance use care for adults or children in the Hudson Valley. No appointment needed. Monday – Friday 10am-6pm. Weekends or Holidays 9am-5pm

*Seeing folks virtually due to Covid-19 Restrictions

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141 Broadway
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-568-5260

146 Pike Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
845-858-1456

Additional Information

A nonprofit organization that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults.

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Learn more about the Mount's Title IX policies here.

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Counseling Services

Contact
Email Address
counseling@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3115
Location
Aquinas 6
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8am-5pm
Friday
8:00am-4:30pm

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