SUNY Jefferson

Counseling

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March 9, 2020:  The Health & Wellness Center is now open with staff and services provided by the North Country Family Health Center. 

Health services include:

  • personal counseling
  • treatment of illness, injuries and chronic health conditions
  • annual physicals
  • school and sports physicals
  • immunizations

Walk-in, same day and scheduled appointments available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., by calling (315) 786-1042.  

If you are experiencing an immediate personal health emergency - please call the local crisis center, available 24/7, at 315-782-2327 or call 9-1-1.

If this is a non-emergency and you have questions about counseling services and making appointments, please call the Health & Wellness Center, (315) 786-1042 OR stop by the Office of Student Affairs in Room 4-100 of the McVean Student Center OR you may also call the Office of Campus Safety & Security at (315) 786-2222 (dial ext. 2222 from on campus phones) during and after business hours.

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The Health & Wellness Center at Jefferson provides short-term personal counseling for Jefferson students. Three full-time licensed clinical social workers provide an outlet for students that need support while balancing college and life commitments. 

The benefits of counseling can include:

  • Accomplishment of personal goals
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Enhanced interpersonal relationships

Sometimes counseling is difficult in that discussing personal problems can be upsetting. Changing negative aspects of your life may affect the nature of your relationships with others. However, most people find that the benefits of counseling outweigh the risks.

We will work together to resolve difficulties that may arise during the course of counseling. Also, we can discuss the value of including additional services, such as a psychiatric referral, referral for longer term counseling, and/or collaborating with other health care providers and/or referral services.

The counseling provided at Jefferson is designed to be short-term. If you are in need of more long term counseling/services, a referral to a community setting will be made. Once outside services are in place, you may only see the Counselor for emergency situations.

Please note: the Health and Wellness Center does not provide psychiatric services, but can recommend assistance in the community.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is extremely important and information shared by you in a counseling session will be kept in strict confidence. Your personal information will not be disclosed outside counseling without your written permission. Counseling files are NOT part of academic records. However, there are some situations in which we are legally obligated to take action to protect others from harm, and this may include disclosure of some personal information.

The exceptions to confidentiality are extremely rare. ­ If they should occur, it is the Center's policy that, whenever possible, we will discuss with you any action that is being considered. It is important that if you have any questions about this now or at a later date that we discuss these.

Use of Email:  Because of our concerns about confidentiality, it is our policy to limit e-mail communications to scheduling concerns. We cannot guarantee the privacy of e-mail communications, and so request that you do not use e-mail for personal concerns.

Additional resources

  • Crisis Response (24 hour): (315) 782-2327
  • Victims Assistance Center: 1-866-782-1855 (24 hours)
  • Victims Services and 24 hour shelter
  • Watertown Vet Center: (315) 782-5479
  • Credo Community Center: (315) 788-1530
  • Trevor Hotline – LGBTQ: 1-866-488-7386
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line (24 hour): 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

Health and Wellness Center
Building 17
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
(315) 786-1042
(315) 786-7162 (fax)

The Health & Wellness Center is operated by the North Country Family Health Center.