Counseling Center

Here to help

The Counseling Office is to provide professional counseling for students of the college in an attempt to help them develop to their full potential. The counselors strive to support the academic, career and personal development of all students. Services are provided by professionally trained counselors who believe that education is a developmental process integrating educational, personal and social development.

Counseling takes the form of individual personal counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention and/or referral.

The outcome of counseling is movement toward understanding thoughts and feelings, interests and aspirations, increased autonomy, relating meaningfully with others and integrating personal and social responsibilities.

For more information, contact 518.743.2278, or stop by our office in Warren Hall Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (some evening appointments are also available).

In a crisis, walk in and indicate the immediacy of an issue. If students are uncertain about counseling, introductory appointments may help them decide. The decision to seek counseling is always up to the individual.

Click here to view the Spring 2017 Counseling and Transfer Workshops. Click here to register for a workshop.

 

Resource Links

Academic Skills Resources

Attention/concentration/focus
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/academic_support/study_skills_information.html 

Exams/Test Taking Tips
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/academic_support/study_skills_information.html

 Learning Styles
https://collegepuzzle.stanford.edu/?=4853

Study Skills
http://www.learningcommons.uoguelph.ca/guides/university_learning/accessibility/studying.html

Note Taking
http://uaap.mit.edu/node/2085

Procrastination
http://www.communitycollegesuccess.com/search?q=procrastination

Reading
http://www.skidmore.edu/academic_services/tips/read.php 

Test Anxiety
https://www.mnsu.edu/counseling/students/tanxiety.html

Time Management
http://students.dartmouth.edu/academic-skills/learning-resources/time-management
http://www.uwgb.edu/learning-center/resources/time-management/

 

Anxiety and Depression Resources

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/college-students

Psych Central: https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-anxiety-among-college-students/

The Disturbing Truth about Anxiety and Depression in College: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/resolution-not-conflict/201603/the-disturbing-truth-about-anxiety-and-depression-in-college

Mental Health in College: What Parents Need To Know: https://grownandflown.com/mental-health-in-college/

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Video Series: https://www.nami.org/collegeguide

Depression and College Students: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-and-college-students/index.shtml

 

Online Informational Resources for Drug and Alcohol Abuse 

National Institute on Drug Abuse
https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/college-age-young-adults

DrugRehab.com
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/campus/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
https://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/substance-use

https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_2361/ShortReport-2361.html

 Sober Stories
http://sobercollege.com/addiction-blog/fitness-natural-high/

NIH- Helping a Friend
https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/treatment/what-to-do-if-your-adult-friend-or-loved-one-has-problem-drugs

Local Resources for Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Baywood Center
551 Bay Road #2, Queensbury
(518) 798-4221

Conifer Park Glens Falls Outpatient Clinic
55 Elm St., Glens Falls
(518) 793- 7273

http://www.coniferpark.com/glens-falls-outpatient-clinic

 Council for Prevention (Prevention/Educational Services)
10 LaCrosse St., Hudson Falls
(518) 746-1527

http://councilforprevention.org/hometown-vs-heroin-resources/

 

How can a counselor help you?

  • Relationship problems involving other students, professors, friends or family
  • Depression
  • Trouble with class assignments or feeling overwhelmed
  • Anxiety or anger interfering with school or life
  • Feeling lonely or isolated from others
  • Difficulties with food or weight
  • Present or past issues with abuse
  • Dealing with sexual assault or other trauma
  • Problems with drugs or alcohol
  • Feeling out of control or suicidal
  • Problems keeping you from reaching your academic or personal goals

    Counseling sessions and their content are confidential, per the American Counseling Association’s guidelines. Consultation with other counselors or faculty will occur only with permission of the student, except under special and compelling circumstances where there is sufficient reason to believe the client may do harm to him/herself or others or in cases involving child abuse.

Need help with a class?

The Center for Reading and Writing and the MECS Tutoring Center, available at both the Queensbury campus and the Wilton extension, can help with everything from writing papers to information technology tutoring. Learn more about what we offer to help students by clicking HERE.

Online tutoring is available in many subjects through STAR-NY (from 7 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday). To get started, click HERE.