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.
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.Explore our service model
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
A collective commitment
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.Know our core principles