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Although Counseling Center staff are working on site, services will be provided via telehealth for the time being in order to reduce risk of exposure for all. To access services please call the Counseling Center main number (518-580-5555) our Office Coordinator will assist you in connecting with one of our experienced staff clinicians. Our office hours for the semester are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm and from 1:00pm-4:30pm.

Third-party consultations are always available for faculty, staff, family members, and students who are concerned about a Skidmore student. Please call the office for assistance.

Our emergency on-call service is available to assist with crises and situations of overwhelming acute distress. Call the main Counseling Center number at 518-580-5555 and follow the prompts to connect with the appropriate emergency resource.


If you have the Skidmore student health insurance plan, you can access telemedicine, teletherapy and virtual ER visits, no matter where in the U.S. you’re located.

Your student health plan also links you to a national network of providers. If you’re living away from campus, you’re also welcome to call our office and we can help you access care in your community.

Accessible, personalized care

Skidmore’s Counseling Center offers confidential and professional mental health services to students struggling with a variety of social, emotional and psychiatric problems. Our skilled, compassionate and professional mental health clinicians are here for students as a resource, advocate and liaison — ensuring that no matter the need, they have access to the right care, when they need it.

To access non-emergency counseling, call or visit the Counseling Center on the first floor of Jonsson Tower during business hours. We are open from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the school year. In the summer, we are open from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m.

If you are in crisis or concerned about a Skidmore student in crisis, please call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 518-580-5555.


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Important services. An empowering process.
Pathways to Care
We believe mental health requires a personalized, flexible and multi-faceted approach. We also believe empowered students are at the center. That's why our model emphasizes timely access, encourages collaborative choice and ensures each students' acute needs are matched with appropriate kind(s) of care.

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Information and Resources
Fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, we provide a range of resources for students, parents and Skidmore faculty and staff to assist in resolving acute concerns and supporting the healthy development of our enrolled students. 

Mental Health Resources & Self Care
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Our Core Principles
Individually and collectively, we strive to engage all members of the Skidmore community with empathy and respect. But there's more to it than just a promise. At the heart of our mission, our core principles shape every element of our work.

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