Walk-In Hours

The Counseling Center has walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm during the academic semester. Walk-in hours are available to any student to see a counselor on the same-day for a routine concern, urgent need, or crisis situation. Students can speak with the walk-in counselor either in-person or through Zoom.

To see a counselor during walk-in hours:

  • Go to the Counseling Center, located at Conant House and check-in with the office manager for a walk-in appointment
  • You will complete some paperwork before seeing the counselor
  • You may have to wait up to 30 minutes to see the counselor if they are meeting with another student when you check-in

OR

  • Call the Counseling Center at 315-228-7385 and request to see the walk-in counselor; the office manager can let you know if the counselor is available or if there is a wait
  • Notify the office manager if you would like to see the walk-in counselor in-person or through a Zoom appointment
  • You will complete some paperwork either online or in-person before seeing the counselor

After-Hours Support

A counselor is available 24/7 for after-hours support to assist with urgent or crisis situations. After the Counseling Center closes for the day, students can reach the counselor on-call by calling the Counseling Center and selecting prompt #2 from the voicemail. Students can access the counselor on-call from both on and off-campus locations. Students may find it helpful to attend walk-in hours the following day for ongoing support from a counselor.

For severe or potential life-threatening mental health or medical issues, contact 911 or Campus Safety at 315-228-7911. Students may also call the National Text/Hotline for after-hours support. Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8253) for a confidential conversation anytime.

Contact Us

For students unable to attend walk-in hours or have a unique treatment need, you can request a routine scheduled appointment with a counselor by completing the Appointment Request Form. The office manager processes these requests on a first come, first-served basis and will reply to students by the next business day to offer the first available appointments. The Appointment Request Form should not be used for crisis or urgent counseling requests.

FYI: Students must be signed in through eduroam or Colgate WiFi to access the Appointment Request Form. If a student is off-campus, they must be connected through Colgate's VPN, Global Connect. 

Learn more about us below; it is important that you have confidence in your counselor's ability to help you.

Meet the Staff

Assistant Vice President of Counseling and Psychological Services, Director of Sexual Violence Support
Conant House

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma
  • Identity Development
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Anxiety Disorders

Personal Interests

  • Colgate Sports
  • Running
  • My Children & Puppies
Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Clinical Interests

  • Group Therapy
  • Relationships & Family Dynamics
  • Identity Development
  • Eating Disorders & Body Image

Personal Interests

  • Outdoor adventures with my family
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Wellness & Fitness
Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Interests

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adjustment Stress
  • Sexual Identity Development
  • Family-of-Origin & Relationship Issues

Personal Interests

  • Spirituality
  • Food
  • Fitness
  • Criminology
Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Interests

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Positive Masculinity & Gender Violence Prevention
  • Athletic Identity
  • Coping & Resilience
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Personal Interests

  • Competitive Sports/Fitness
  • Dad Jokes
  • Photography
  • Pizza & Wings
Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety & Depressive Disorders
  • ADD
  • Life Transitions
  • Bilingual Counseling
  • Culture, Identity & Intersectionality

Personal Interests

  • DIY Projects
  • Home Interior
  • Traveling (Domestic & International)
Alcohol and Drug Services Counselor/Coordinator
113 Broad Street

Clinical Interests

  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Strength Based Perspective
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Personal Interests

  • Movies
  • Coaching/Watching/Playing Basketball
  • Reading
  • Spending Time with Family & Friends
  • Listening to Music/Going to Concerts
Adjunct Counselor
Conant House

Clinical Interests

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Substance Use
  • LGBTQ+ Ally

Personal Interests

  • Traveling/Adventuring
  • Crafting
  • Cooking
Adjunct Counselor

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Culture, Identity & Intersectionality
  • Trauma & Resilience
  • Challenges of First-generation Students
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Personal Interests

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Travel
  • Family Movie Nights
  • Science Fiction & Marvel Comics
  • Martial Arts

Mental Health Intern

Volunteer in Counseling Center
Conant House

Clinical Interests

  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Group Therapy
  • Athletic Identity

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Sports
Office Manager
Conant House

Office Responsibilities

  • Administrative & Office Support
  • Scheduling
  • Maintaining Supplies
  • Maintaining Lending Materials/Equipment

Personal Interests

  • Reading
  • Hiking
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Cats & Dogs

Psychiatric Nurse Practictioner

Karla
Karla Ahishakiye

Adjunct Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Hello! I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is always, first and foremost, striving to deliver personable care with the person I am helping at the center of it all. Empowerment and caring are essential to the soul of the nursing profession at any level, and I do my best to uphold the standard of nurses being viewed as one of the most ethical and honest professions. The majority of my clinical experience has been in an outpatient setting, treating a wide array of mental health issues and substance use disorders, many of whom were young adults and college-aged students. Outside of work, I have two young sons (3 and 5yrs old) whose goals are to ensure I meet my daily physical activity goals! I also love attending comedy shows, because laughing does everyone good. A great day for me is the sun shining, my caramel latte made perfectly, and having the chance to smile and have a talk with someone.