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.
The Counseling Center provides
Emergency response and short term individual counseling, group counseling, consultations, and referrals for long term care in the area for mental health or personal needs, as well as Campus Advocacy Services, outreach, and educational programming. Review our “Scope of Practice”.
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.
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.
Pledge of Support for All Students
The Counseling Center staff acknowledges the impact of social and political events on our students and our campus community. Our dedicated staff seeks to foster a community that is safe for all students and values all students. We believe in every human being’s potential for growth and change; we hold firm to the values of inclusion, diversity and social justice.
Reactions to controversial events will vary across campus and among us all. We are each uniquely affected and respond with an array of complex emotions and viewpoints. At the same time, we understand and respect that many perspectives may be different from our own.
Therefore, the Counseling Center staff joins voices in making this pledge to all Purchase College students: your perspectives, identities, and experiences will be welcome at the Counseling Center; you will be safe, you will be respected, and you will be heard.
We want to remind you that you are not alone on campus. We applaud the efforts of campus organizations, student groups, and committed individuals who provide spaces for discussion, for conflict with civility, and for connection. We affirm the use of these crucial opportunities for personal growth. We encourage you to meet the challenges of the times.
We also invite you to reach out as needed for personal time and reflection: for emergency walk-in appointments, individual meetings, or group counseling. As students, your success in our community is vital to us all. If you would like support in maintaining your well-being, please consider consulting with our staff.