Syracuse UniversityCounseling Center

Consultation

In addition to our direct counseling work with students, the Counseling Center provides consultation to faculty and staff who have concerns about a student. We recognize that faculty and staff are often the first to notice when students are struggling and may want advice on how to best help them or guide them to further assistance. 

We can offer services such as:

  • Providing information about how to access our services

  • Consulting about a particular student who is in distress or is struggling with a mental health concern

  • Addressing the impact of bias-related incidents, sexual and relationship violence, or other harassing and threatening behaviors on students

  • Offering debriefings with groups of students after a campus death or other traumatic experience

  • Opportunities for trainings on mental health issues and strategies for helping students

  • Designing specific programming on the mental health or wellness concerns that may affect unique student populations within the university community.

If we can be of assistance, please contact us at 315.443.4715.

If your need is urgent please tell us when you call. We are available during business hours for consultation and in the event of a mental health crisis that occurs afterhours or on weekends, our mental health crisis intervention services can be accessed by calling 315.443.4715.  For additional guidance on helping students in distress, click here.

Please understand that in accordance with state law all information about our clients is completely confidential, even to confirm whether they have been in contact with us. However, we may still be able to provide general information about how to understand, provide assistance, or get help for the student or the situation you are concerned about.  Moreover, confidentiality does not limit what you can tell us.  For more information on confidentiality, click here.

Please also understand that in regards to traings and programs, during certain times of the year, the clinical demands of our students must take precedence. If we cannot help by providing those services at the time you call, we will help you consider other options. We also work in collaboration with the Office of Health Promotions to develop and implement prevention and educational programming on topics related to mental health, sexual and relationship violence, and substance use/abuse.