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 currently-registered 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 spring 2021, PCC will provide virtual workshops open to all students.   Check back for details, or watch our Instagram @newpaltzpcc for updates.

#SkillstoChill is a 60-minute virtual-platform workshop about anxiety; coping tips and strategies are a focus of the workshop!  #SkillstoChill is held on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. No registration required; simply drop-in using this link:  

Practicing Positive Masculinity is about building connection and community through interactive virtual workshops that explore masculinity in society.  No need to register.   Contact the PCC for the Zoom link.

Emergency Contact/Crisis Intervention
PCC senior staff members are available to assist students in a crisis. When a mental health emergency occurs during regular business hours, call the PCC office at 845-257-2920 for immediate assistance. During weekends and after-hours when school is in session, please call the same office number, and ask to be connected 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.  Spring 2021 "Let's Talk"sessions will be virtual spaces for students to connect to a licensed PCC counselor for one-on-one assistance and support.  The live sessions will be available on Wednesdays from 12 - 2 pm. The link to the virtual Let's Talk is: 

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.