Counseling Services

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Utica Campus

Wellness Center, Campus Center, Suite 217
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm
Phone: 315-792-7172      Fax: 315-792-7371

Sandra Mizerak, LMHC, NCC
Briana Talarico-Lewis, LMFT

Counseling Services, a vital component of the Wellness Center, assists students with life challenges that enhance academic success and personal resilience. The goal of the Counseling Services is to provide a safe, confidential and a comfortable environment for students to address their life challenges.  The Center provides short term counseling services that enhances self-esteem and empowers the student to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Appointments are recommended, however walk-ins will be accommodated at the earliest availability. Services are covered under your health service fee, thus no charge is incurred by the student.

Counseling services are voluntary and by student request. Confidentiality is of utmost importance and the counselor will only communicate with a parent/guardian if written consent is obtained from the student.

Life challenges commonly addressed:

  • Balancing personal life, work and/or college responsibilities
  • College transition issues such as: roommate, relationship issues, adjusting to college life, homesickness, etc.
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • Unresolved grief
  • Family problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual identity
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Crisis intervention services may be 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.

Utica Campus emergency mental health concerns:


Albany Campus - Counseling and Psychological Services

400 Patroon Creek Blvd., Suite 104, Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-442-5800      Fax: 518-442-3096
Hours:  Weekdays: 9am-4:30pm         Summer & Intersession: 8am-3:30pm

Counseling and Psychological Services are provided by the University at Albany for all Albany campus SUNY Poly students.

Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the behavioral and emotional health, furthers the social development, and enhances the academic success and personal resilience of students.

Appointments are required. Services are covered under your health service fee, thus no charge is incurred by the student.

Patroon Creek Shuttle for Residential Students: Shuttle service from Social Science and Collins Circle to Patroon Creek will complete a loop every 30 minutes. The shuttle schedule will be found on the Parking and Mass Transit website: Walking is not recommended.

For more information, directions or to make an appointment, visit:

Albany Campus emergency mental health concerns:


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