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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center, located in Conant House, focuses on helping students to ameliorate problems that might be obstacles to their growth and development by providing the highest quality clinical services as well as consultation, prevention, training, and psycho-education.
The online appointment scheduler is for first appointments only. If you try to schedule a first appointment online and are not able to find a time that works for you, or you are looking to schedule a regular/returning client appointment please call the office at 315-228-7385 for additional available times. 

Concerned About a Friend?

Report an incident or concern if you are concerned about a student. It is important to share that information so we can seek to provide assistance.

Beating the Winter Blues

If you get down when sunshine and warmth are in short supply this winter, you will not be alone. Click the following tips from the clinical staff of the Counseling Center for more about beating the winter blues:
Take fun seriously
Find a sport or outdoor activity that makes you look forward to cold, like hiking or cross-country skiing. Getting your heart pumping can increase your endorphins and positively affect your mood.
See the light
Don't stay indoors when it's cold out -- bundle up and get some rays. Natural sun can do wonders for depression, so get out of the office or the house as much as possible during the daylight hours. Even just meeting friends for lunch can help if you're feeling down.
Seek friendly help
Let others help you. When you're feeling sad, call up a loved one and schedule a time to get some coffee and talk. That's what they're there for, to lean on.
Talk to a pro
The winter blues can be a symptom of a bigger problem, such as depression. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to make an appointment with a therapist or psychiatrist if you don't start to feel better. Sometimes regular counseling sessions or medication are the best options, and only a professional can help you make that call.

About the Counseling Center

The Counseling Center supports the mission of Colgate University and the Office of the Dean of the College, encouraging the intellectual, emotional, and social development of students, working to cultivate a genuine sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. 

We are committed to supporting diversity and treating all members of the Colgate community with respect, recognizing a special duty to those of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Locate the Counseling Center in Conant House