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Getting Started (Make 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(between 8:30 and 5:00 M-F).*

 

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Please call our office

at 315.443.4715

to schedule your

Initial Consultation

 Appointment.

Our main office is located at 

 200 Walnut Place at the SW corner of

Walnut Place and Adams Street,

(Behind Whitman School of Management)

For Fall Academic 2018

We are open for appointments from:

8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday

Note:  Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is by appointment only.

 

DROP-IN CONSULTATION HOURS

If you prefer to access services in-person without an appointment, you can utilize the Counseling Center’s drop-in hours. You will be asked to complete preliminary paperwork and your meeting will last approximately 30 minutes. Note: There can sometimes be a wait, as Drop-In hours are on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Beginning August 27, 2018 (first day of classes), Drop-In hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday at our main office, 200 Walnut Place. New for Fall 2018, we will offer Saturday Drop-In hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 111 Waverly, Suite 006 (Bottom Floor of University Health Services Building).

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 last approximately 30 minutes. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early to complete preliminary paperwork. You will then meet with a therapist who will ask about your concerns and goals for the session and together you will come up with a plan and discuss potential next steps. 

If you were referred to the Counseling Center's Options Program from the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR), 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 ACCOMMODATIONS

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.