The Counseling Center staff wish to express our grief, sorrow and compassion to students hurting due to race-based tragedies occurring across our nation. As mental health providers, we acknowledge the very real harm racism causes to the emotional and physical health of black people. We have witnessed the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black communities and among communities of color. We are committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma caused by racism, bigotry, prejudice and indifference. We assert that there is no true mental health where there is systemic inequity and hatred. See our page for Mental Health Resources for Students Impacted by Racial Injustice
COVID-19 Conditions: The Counseling Center is open!
We will resume therapy sessions in the Fall 2020 semester. Assistance with mental health matters can be obtained via phone calls to the office at (914) 251-6390 or email: COU.firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may contact us for local referrals. Resources for crisis support and self-care off campus are available on this referral sheet. You may also be interested in this Guide to Living with Anxiety and Worry Amidst Global Uncertainty . Additional self-care and resources: *Latest Updates from the Counseling Center ~ 06/4/2020
How Do I Make an Appointment?
Call (914) 251-6390 to schedule an appointment with a counselor. We’re located in the basement of Humanities Building (on Lincoln Ave. across from the Central 3 parking lot).
If you are coming to the Counseling Center for an initial consultation, please bring your More Card with you to help streamline the registration process.
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.
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.