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Marist College Counseling Services is dedicated to the personal, interpersonal, and collective wellness of the campus community. Our mission is to provide information, services, and support with compassion, integrity, and efficiency. We are committed to providing services that are inclusive, respectful, and informed by social justice values.

Please note, Counseling Services offers both telehealth and in-person services. Learn more below.

  • Limited Counseling: For students residing or working on campus or enrolled in on-ground programs (PA and DPT students).
  • Consultations & Referrals: Available to Marist community members looking to connect to providers close to home or with weekly, long-term, or specialized options.

Ongoing individual counseling, groups, and workshops will occur during the semester.


Services Provided During the Academic Year:

  • Short term, goal-focused, biweekly counseling 
  • Referrals to weekly, long-term and specialized care off campus or close to home 
  • Weekly groups and workshops 
  • Consultations and Trainings 
  • Medication Evaluation and Management 
  • Crisis Response 
  • More info can be found via our FAQ Page

Returning for Spring 2024: "Let's Talk" 

“Let’s Talk” is a drop-in service that offers informal, private consultation with a Marist Counseling Center clinical counselor.

Let's Talk consultations are ...

  • FREE for Marist students
  • Offered first-come, first-served (no appointment necessary)
  • Typically about 20-25 minutes in length
  • Informal, and not a substitute for counseling
  • Not appropriate for urgent concerns or mental health emergencies

Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Let’s Talk counselors can listen to specific problems, help explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak with a member of our staff. 

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Off-Campus and Online Resources

  • Marist Thriving Campus image Thriving Campus: Marist college is partnering with Thriving Campus, an online resource that can help students connect with local off-campus providers. Visit Thriving Campus to search providers based on your needs and preferences, and get connected to mental health practitioners nearby to campus.
  • Psychology Today: A website with an extensive listing of therapists, psychiatrists, and treatment programs. Listings are searchable based on various factors, including location, insurances accepted, fees, areas of specialty, as well as virtual and in-person services provided.
  • Inclusive Therapists: Searchable network of identity affirmative, social justice-oriented therapists who are focused on centering the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in treatment.
  • Please visit our linktree for additional resources.


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In case of a life-threatening Mental Health Emergency at Marist please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. 

Students needing support for a non-life-threatening mental health crisis after normal office hours are encouraged to contact the RA, RD, or Marist College Safety and Security: (845) 575-5555 or (845) 471-1822 to access support from campus staff and to request phone contact with an on-call counselor. 

Students can also contact:

  • Dutchess County Helpline, Mobile Mental Health, & Stabilization Center: TALK or TEXT (845) 485-9700
  • Rape Crisis & Crime Victims Hotline: (845) 452-7272
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (845) 485-5550
  • MidHudson Regional Medical Center Emergency Psychiatric Care: (845) 431-8892
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Visit crisistextline.org or text START to 741741. Young people of color can now text STEVE to 741741 to be instantly connected to a crisis counselor of color.