The staff at the SUNY Cortland Counseling Center provide a safe and confidential place for you to explore your concerns and find your personal path to self awareness.
Parents, if you are concerned about the emotional or psychological well being of your child, please contact the SUNY Cortland Counseling Center. Although we cannot discuss confidential material with you we can talk about your concerns and describe services that are available to your child.
Because of limited resources, coupled with our desire to serve as many students possible, the Counseling Center has adopted a brief treatment model. We are committed to maintaining our ability to provide students with high quality, appropriate counseling services. At the same time, we are also committed to providing services within the limits of our expertise, which is required by professional ethics.
As generalist therapists, we are similar to primary care physicians; that is, we are able to address a wide variety of concerns within our office, but there are some concerns which may require treatment services that we are unable to offer.
Some of the concerns that are commonly addressed through referral to services outside of the Counseling Center include:
The general guidelines listed above are only intended to serve as a guide to assist treatment decisions. Cases are evaluated individually and the professional judgment of the mental health provider(s) will determine the treatment decision in a particular situation.
Even in cases where a student’s ongoing needs necessitate a referral to community resources, the Counseling Center can often assist the student in managing the presenting concerns and provide support until the student is able to connect to the appropriate community resources.