Counseling Services


At the Counseling Center, our mission is to provide campus-wide services for students to enhance wellness and support personal development. To accomplish this goal, we provide personal and psychological counseling. 

While our physical campus is closed during this challenging time, we have modified our programs so that we're still available for you remotely.

  • Counseling Center Contact: Students can reach the Counseling Center by calling (845) 431-8040. (email is not recommended as a primary method for confidentiality and other reasons)

  • Phone Counseling and Consultation: Ongoing sessions available for students. Call to inquire. Please note: calls from the Counseling Center to you may show as restricted or unknown.

  • Daily Let’s Talk (informal mental health consultation & support, no appointment needed)

    • Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., and Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    • Call (845) 431-8040

Emergencies and Crises:  Students are encouraged to call or text the Dutchess County Helpline 24/7 at (845) 485-9700.


Counseling Services

Dr. Mark Balaban, Director
Orcutt Student Services Center
Room 303
Phone (845) 431-8040
Fax (845) 431-8046

Dutchess County Helpline
24-hour Crisis Counseling 
(845) 485-9700

24/7 Crisis Services