fredonia.edu : Counseling

Student Counseling Services

Student Guide to Campus Counseling Services- PDF pdf icon

Parent Guide to Campus Counseling Services- PDF pdf icon

Faculty/Staff Guide to Campus Counseling Services- PDF pdf icon

New Links @ SCS Website:  Feel Better Fast  
resources that address common concerns facing Fredonia Students

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What can a counselor do for me?
Professional counselors work individually or with groups to help students understand themselves better, resolve problems, come to terms with difficult issues, and/or address important decisions.

How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made in person or by phoning (716) 673-3424.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Counselors are available for appointments between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  

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Fredonia's Vision
Fredonia believes in its students' ability to excel.  They will leave us prepared to think and communicate critically and creatively, to see themselves as self-respecting men and women responsible for the consequences of their choices, engaged in communities, able to work together with diverse people, and ready to face unpredictable challenges in a rapidly changing world (excerpt: Fredonia Vision Statement 3/08)


SCS Paperwork
Please schedule an appointment prior to completing paperwork
 

Counseling Center Staff

 --Summer Counseling Services Suspended --

The Counseling Center will be closed from Thursday, June 5th through Thursday, July 31st.  Students with medication concerns can contact Dr. Abbasi's Office at 716-526-4041 or can contact Kyle Wiktor directly at Kyle@pyschwebmd.com .

Individuals in need of further assistance can contact the Office of Student Affairs at 716-673-3271.  In the event of an on campus emergency call University Police at 716-673-3333 | Off-campus dial 911.

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.

If you have taken the time to visit this site and to read this passage, there is a good chance that you or someone you care about may benefit from speaking to a counselor.  Fredonia's Student Counseling Services offers free, confidential, private and individualized services by licensed mental health professionals to all registered students.  Contact us today.

Mission

The mission of Student Counseling Services (SCS) is to promote intellectual, social and emotional development that fosters academic and personal success within a global and culturally diverse society. SCS offers individual and group counseling sessions, skills workshops, outreach presentations and includes services aimed at preventing substance abuse and violence on campus.

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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 SCS PAPERWORK 
[authentication is required, Username and Password]. 

**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:  pdf icon SCS Information and Informed Consent Form

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Faculty -- Don't Cancel That Class!

There's no need to cancel your class if you have a conference, business trip, or other obligation. Student Counseling Services (SCS), 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.


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