Counseling Center: COVID-19 Updates and Changes
Purchase College is shifting to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 semester due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The Counseling Center is responding to these changes by updating our services to telecounseling options. In order to complete this transition our in-person services are reduced at this time. Regular appointments are currently suspended in order to allow our reduced staff to respond to emergency situations. We hope to offer remote services by the end of Spring Break.
Students staying on campus may contact us at (914) 251-6390 if you would like to consult with a therapist. Students with psychiatry appointments should plan to speak with the psychiatrist via telephone. Students off campus should seek care in your local community or request a follow up contact by staff for help with local referrals. Please check our website for more information about how our services and availability may change in response to public health or college requirements.
*Latest Updates from the Counseling Center ~ 3/27/2020
The Counseling Center provides services to matriculated students and referrals for non-matriculated students who may be experiencing psychological stress.
Services are free, voluntary, and confidential: (914) 251-6390.
*Please note that when classes and activities are cancelled due to inclement weather the Counseling Center is also closed.
The Counseling Center provides
Emergency response and short term individual counseling, group counseling, consultations, and referrals for long term care in the area for personal or mental health needs, as well as Campus Advocacy Services, outreach, and educational programming. Review our Scope of Practice for details.
In the event that you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency (e.g., appears to be a threat to themselves or others), please contact the New York State University Police (NYSUP) at (914) 251-6911. If appropriate, NYSUP will connect you to one of our staff members, who will take steps to assist you in resolving the crisis.
Therapy Assistance On-Line
Build happiness on your own time – wherever you might be.
The Counseling Center now offers self-help for mental and emotional well-being via Therapy Assistance Online, or TAO Connect. Any campus member with a Purchase College email account may log in and use a slate of resiliency-strengthening and wellness enhancement tools. TAO Connect may be accessed online or via app. You can use TAO for help to change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a positive direction.