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.
The mission of the SUNY Fredonia Counseling Center (SFCC) is to promote intellectual, social, and emotional development that fosters academic and personal success within the context of a global and culturally diverse society. [read more]
Scheduling Your First Appointment
When you contact the SFCC to schedule an appointment, you will be given a specific time (typically within 24-48 hours) where one of our professional counselors will contact you, by phone, to ask you some questions that will help the Counseling Center Staff determine how to best serve you. These conversations usually last 15 minutes. At the end of this conversation you will be scheduled to meet face-to-face with a counselor.
After you have scheduled your face-to-face appointment you will be asked to complete some intake paperwork prior to your first visit. You may use this link to access the SFCC PAPERWORK [authentication is required, Username and Password]. Select the appropriate paperwork based on your scheduled appointment. Most new clients will be asked to complete the INTAKE PAPERWORK, however students referred to the SFCC for other reasons (ie. Fredonia CARES) may be asked to fill out specific paperwork. Once completed, this paperwork is made available to your counselor via a secure network for review and will allow your counselor to prepare for your initial visit. **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. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete.
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.
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 SUNY Fredonia Counseling Center (SFCC), 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.