Counseling Services
Counseling Services 

 

Our Mission

Counseling Services is part of the joint "Counseling & Health Services" department, whose mission is to provide students with counseling, medical and health education services that enrich their personal and academic growth. These services are complemented by a strong training and consultative role that promotes overall health, wellness and safety on our campus.

We believe that the college years are an excellent time to establish healthy attitudes and behaviors that can have a lifelong impact. Staff provides individual and group counseling, medical consultation and treatment, referral, and extensive wellness programming. Our goal is to help students integrate their college experience, develop healthy coping skills and healthy behaviors, and become educated advocates of their own health and wellbeing.

Our staff consists of individuals from many disciplines—health, counseling, and education, who specifically have chosen college health as their professional focus and are experienced in responding to the medical, counseling, and wellness needs of today’s diverse student body.  Staff engage in professional development to stay current in their fields, and the department participates in assessment and quality improvement efforts.

As an integral department of the Division of Student Life, Counseling & Health Services is committed to actively providing support and assistance to students in their pursuit of personal growth, including the strengthening of their physical, emotional, intellectual, behavioral and spiritual development.

What Happens at the Counseling Service?

Once a student contacts us, an appointment is made. This is usually within a few days from the time of contact, but can often even happen the same day, especially early in the semester. In an emergency, the student will be seen that day.

Intake forms are completed prior to the student being seen. During the first meeting a counselor assesses the student's needs and the ways that counseling may be able to help. Options the counselor considers include individual counseling, groups or workshops, or referral to other support services if appropriate. Some students may leave the initial appointment feeling able to handle their concerns without further assistance.

Counseling services provided for students are free and confidential. Information is released only with a student's written permission. This means that a counselor cannot discuss the student's situation with anyone unless the student provides written permission. Exceptions to confidentiality may occur if there is clear danger to self or others or in the case of court-ordered subpoenas.

Typical Counseling Concerns and Issues Presented by College Students

Roommate Problems
Depression & Anxiety
Homesickness
Relationship Problems
Academic Concerns
Loneliness
Sleep Problems
Sexual Identity
Grief Issues
General Personal Concerns
Eating Disorders

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination – The State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi complies with applicable Federal and State laws prohibiting discrimination. These laws include Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Chapter 2 of the State Human Rights Law and Education Law. It is the policy of the College that no person on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, disability, gender identity, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or domestic violence victim status shall be discriminated against in its programs or activities including student admissions, counseling, housing, financial aid, employment, as well as all academic programs and services. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Bonnie Martin, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Administrative Services, 103 Bush Hall, Phone: 607-746-4495, Email: martinbg@delhi.edu or Lori Osterhoudt, Director of Counseling and Health Services/Title IX Coordinator, 114 Foreman Hall, SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Drive, Delhi, New York 13753, Phone: 607-746-4692, Email: osterhlb@delhi.edu

 

 

Last Updated: 6/10/13