Counseling Center

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Counseling Center
Campus Center, Suite 217

Sandra Mizerak, LMHC, NCC

Wellness Center Office Hours

Days Times
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Call 315-792-7172 for more information or to schedule an appointment (walk-ins are welcome although appointments are preferred and help guarantee timely services)!  All registered students have access to FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services at the Counseling Center.

For emergency mental health concerns on campus contact University Police at (315) 792-7111 or 111 (from a campus phone). For off campus emergencies contact the Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) at 315-732-6228 for 24-Hour assistance or 911! 


Counseling services in Albany are now provided by Pinnacle Behavioral health. 

All registered students have access to FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Counseling services. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact the Wellness Center at 315-792-7172. Please indicate that you are an Albany campus student and would like to schedule an appointment.

For emergency mental health concerns on campus contact University Police at 518-437-8600. For off campus emergencies and 24-Hour assistance call 911!

About the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center plays a vital role in the mission of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Individuals attending college today bring with them life stressors that impact upon their ability to do college work successfully. In conjunction with other areas, the Counseling Center assists in the development of the emotional, physical and psychological well-being of all students.  The goal of the Counseling Center is to provide a safe, confidential and comfortable environment for students to discuss life challenges.  The center provides individual and group counseling that enhances self-esteem and empowers the individual to make better decisions. Counseling services are voluntary, by student request and with strict confidentiality.

We provide short term counseling in order to help students deal with a variety of  probelms. Some common concerns/issues may include:

  • Balancing personal life, work and/or college
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • College transition issues including: roommate, relationship issues, adjusting to college life, homesickness, etc.
  • Unresolved grief
  • Family problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual identity
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Confidentiality is of utmost importance. Counselors will only communicate with a parent/guardian if written consent is obtained from the student. Crisis intervention services are provided by our licensed counselors, with referrals to local mental health services for students at high or imminent risk of harm to self or others.

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