Counseling Services Can Benefit Everyone:
The college years are a unique time in an individual's life. It is a time when one emerges into adulthood. As our society continues to change and evolve, college students are experiencing some of the most dramatic, exciting, and often distressing changes. This period is one of excitement and uncertainty, possibility and confusion, new freedoms and new fears.
The lessons learned and the obstacles overcome during these years can provide a wonderful opportunity for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. These years can be a time for exploration, a time for healing, and a time to establish healthy habits that will promote your overall wellness throughout your lifetime.
Many individuals seek counseling only when life seems to be too difficult to manage,
when negative consequences such as overwhelming stress, psychological problems or
academic difficulties affect their performance as a student. Counseling services
can, however, be a useful and rewarding experience for everyone who is navigating life, asking big questions, and exploring the endless options life
seems to offer.
Counseling Center Mission Statement
The Counseling Center's mission is to promote student intellectual, social and emotional development that fosters academic and personal success within a global and culturally diverse society. The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling sessions, skills workshops, outreach presentations and includes services aimed at preventing violence and substance abuse.
Scheduling Your First Appointment
1. Call 716-673-3424, or visit the Counseling Center in LoGrasso Hall, Monday-Friday between the hours or 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to schedule your first appointment.
*For your first appointment, you will be scheduled to meet with our Triage Counselor for a 30 minute Needs Assessment. During this meeting you will be asked questions to help the Counseling Center Staff determine how to best serve you.
2. AFTER scheduling your appointment, you will be asked to complete the Counseling Intake PAPERWORK
**All the information that you provide becomes part of your confidential counseling
record and cannot be released to anyone without your written consent. Computers are
also available in the Counseling Center to complete this paperwork. If you have not completed your paperwork prior to your appointment, please arrive
10-15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete.
At the conclusion of your needs assessment, you will be assigned a counselor and will be scheduled to meet with them to begin to work on your presenting concerns.
Feel free to print out, review, and sign the Information and Informed Consent Form [below] and bring it with you to your first counseling session.
PDF: Counseling Center Information and Informed Consent Form
Faculty -- Don't Cancel That Class!
There's no need to cancel your class if you have a conference, business trip, or other obligation. The Counseling Center, by way of the Don't Cancel That Class program, can cover your class by presenting any one of our outreach programs designed to promote social responsibility, meaningful interpersonal relationships, leadership development, appreciating diversity, collaboration, and civic engagement.