Counseling Center

SUNY Adirondack students, prospective students and the general public can email Counseling at

Here to help

The Counseling Office provides professional counseling for students of the college to help them develop to their full potential. Counselors strive to support the academic, career and personal development of all students. Services are provided by professionally trained counselors who believe 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 email us at

In a crisis, please 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.

Need help now?

Services are available 24 hours a day at:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text "GOT5" to 741741 

National Crisis Hotline 24/7: Call or text 988

Students of color: text "STEVE" to 741741

LGTBQIA2S+ folks in crisis: 866-488-7386;


The SUNY Adirondack Counseling Division partners with ProtoCall to provide after-hours crisis services for our students. ProtoCall is a crisis hotline staffed by trained staff to provide crisis intervention and referral services whenever we are closed, including 24 hours on the weekends and holidays. Students may call ProtoCall for reasons ranging from anxiety or relationship distress to suicidal ideation or other serious mental health issues.

Callers should be aware that ProtoCall is an off-site provider for mental health support. Calls made after hours are logged routinely and while information is kept private, we can not guarantee that information will be held confidentially.  

To reach ProtoCall after hours, dial 518-743-2278. 

Questions? Contact one of the counselors at for assistance. 

Not a crisis but need to talk now? Call The Rose House, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 518-502-1172

For non-emergency help, email:

Off-campus services

Interested in connecting with off-campus Mental Health Services? Thriving Campus is a searchable database of community providers. Students can filter in a variety of ways including by location in New York state, therapy approach, insurance, race of the clinician, language preference and gender of the clinician. 


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.


The Disturbing Truth about Anxiety and Depression in College:

Mental Health in College: What Parents Need To Know:

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Video Series:

National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Sober Stories: Abuse and Mental Health Services:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services:

Other resources:

What Is Alcohol Abuse & How To Treat Alcoholism:

Overdose Symptoms: Understanding the Risk of Drug Overdose:

Baywood Center
551 Bay Road #2, Queensbury

Conifer Park Glens Falls Outpatient Clinic
55 Elm St., Glens Falls

Council for Prevention (Prevention/Educational Services)
10 LaCrosse St., Hudson Falls

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilition Centers

Need help with a class?

The Center for Reading and Writing and the MECS Tutoring Center, available at both the Queensbury campus and SUNY Adirondack Saratoga, can help. Learn more about SUNY Adirondack's Tutoring Center.

The Accessibilities Services Office provides equal educational opportunities to students with disabilities by ensuring full access to all programs, activities and facilities of the college.