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Psychological Counseling Center

Our Services

It is not always easy to reach out for help. To make the process easier, the PCC has a variety of services to assist students.

For more information about each service, please click on the title.

Individual Counseling
Time-limited confidential psychotherapy is available to New Paltz students at no fee. 

Group Counseling
Group counseling offers an opportunity for students to work together on common concerns with an aim toward personal growth and change.  All groups are facilitated by a licensed PCC clinician.

Workshops provide learning opportunities and skills for students, and may be created for specific groups at their request.  In the fall 2019 PCC is providing two scheduled workshops open to all students.  #SkillstoChill fall 2019 is a workshop held on Tuesday afternoons for coping with anxiety.  Registration required. Please contact the PCC for more information.  PATH workshop fall 2019 is a mindful walk with guided meditation and light yoga. Registration required. Please contact the PCC for more information.

Emergency Contact/Crisis Intervention
PCC senior staff members are available to assist students in a crisis. When a mental health emergency occurs during the day, call 845-257-2920 or come to our office. During weekends and after-hours, contact the University Police at 845-257- 2222. They will connect you to the PCC "Emergency Contact for Student Consult" (ECSC).

Psychiatric Consultation
The PCC offers time-limited psychiatric consultation to New Paltz student who are current clients.

Concerned about a Student?
PCC staff provide information, education and recommendations to students, campus staff, and family members regarding psychological concerns relative to the healthy development of college students.

Let's Talk
PCC staff provide one-on-one, informal, brief consultation and support for students at drop-in sessions.  These sessions may take place at the Student Union Building or elsewhere on campus.  

Based on PCC resources and a student's individual goals and needs, students may be referred to community providers for continuing care and treatment.  PCC staff will assist students with referrals.

Graduate Training Opportunities and Information  The PCC functions as a training site for graduate mental health counseling and social work students, and psychology doctoral candidates.