Counseling Center

You're never too old to begin again, to learn something each day and to create yourself a happy ending.

Utica

Counseling Center Staff
Sandra Mizerak, LMHC, NCC
Laurie Fazekas, LMSW, CCLS  

Campus Center, Suite 217

Health & 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, 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! 

Albany

Counseling Staff
Laurie Fazekas, LMSW, CCLS

Student Services Suite, NanoFab South, Third Floor, Suite 309

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

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.

You can also find helpful information through virtual pamphlets and www.ulifeline.org

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