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Getting Started (request an appointment)

*Students who have recently experienced a sexual assault, relationship violence, or who are currently experiencing an urgent mental health crisis can access 24-hour crisis support and advocacy services by calling 315.443.4715 or by coming to the Counseling Center at 200 Walnut Place during office hours.*

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

  •  Call the Counseling Center 315.443.4715

  • Stop by the office to schedule 200 Walnut Place

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES?

All currently enrolled, full-time Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for Counseling Center services.  Part-time students are eligible for crisis consultation but generally are not eligible for on-going services.  Students are eligible for sexual assault/relationship violence services regardless of current enrollment status.  Family members or partners of students are not eligible for services except for occasional joint sessions with the student, as deemed appropriate by Counseling Center staff. 

If you are not eligible for services at the Counseling Center, other campus and community resources may be available.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Your first appointment will be a 30 minute in person visit with a staff therapist. This appointment will be a brief discussion in which the therapist will collect some preliminary information about you and your concerns. This information helps us assess the nature and urgency of your concerns, and identify the most appropriate next steps.

If you were referred to the Counseling Center's Options Program from the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR) or referred by the Athletics Department, more detailed information is available for these Options Program appointments.

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

Following your initial consultation, if you and the therapist decide that Counseling Center services can appropriately assist your needs, the therapist will schedule you for one of the following:

If you and the therapist decide that your needs will be better met in the community, the therapist will provide you contact information for private therapists in the Syracuse University area or to other campus or community resources.

WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN TO THE COUNSELING CENTER BEFORE?

If you are returning to the Counseling Center for on going services, you should call 315.443.4715, press 2 and the receptionist will schedule an appointment with your therapist. If your therapist is no longer working at the Counseling Center or you wish to change therapists, you will need to schedule an initial consultation appointment.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMODATIONS

The Counseling Center is committed to inclusion and accessibility. If you are in need of accommodations to assist you in accessing our services, please contact us at 315.443.4715 or inform one of our staff members.