All Counseling & Psychological services for fall 2021 will start with a Tele-Health appointment.  If indicated, in-person appointments will be scheduled by your Tele-Health Clinician.

Sarah Lawrence College Counseling & Psychological Services practitioners are trained to work with a diverse range of issues and can help you identify your treatment goals. Our staff are generalists and well equipped at treating the diverse needs of undergraduate and graduate students. We routinely treat students for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and other psychological concerns. Our staff includes licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and a part-time psychiatrist.

 

All services begin with an initial 30 minute tele-health consultation where you will have a chance to talk about the concerns you wish to address. Based on the information presented, you and the therapist will decide upon a treatment plan. Treatment plans may include on-campus care, off campus referrals, or a combination of the two. (Click here to schedule an initial 30 minute consultation).

On-Campus Care: On campus care begins with a tele-health consultation. During this consultation you and your provider will determine your next steps which may include:

Intake appointment-A thorough evaluation with a clinician to gather historical and current information regarding your presenting concerns.

Individual psychotherapy sessions -Short term counseling to develop effective coping strategies, clarify issues, and work towards making positive changes in your life. (up to six individual sessions per academic year) 

Group therapy sessions- A weekly opportunity to meet with students struggling with similar challenges. Our groups are facilitated by a clinician and provide a confidential space to gain support, healing, and perspective (unlimited sessions per academic year). 

Conversation Hours - Monthly drop in conversation hours with a staff therapist on specific or general topics. This is a space where students can share, empower, and support each other.

Medication Management- A psychiatrist is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for medication evaluations and prescription management. Learn more about scheduling a psychiatric medication appointment

Let’s Teletalk - Talking can help. Let’s talk is a brief 15-20 minute supportive drop in one on one consultation with a CAPS therapist online via Zoom. This is NOT therapy but an opportunity for brief solution oriented discussion.

Learn more about making a Counseling & Psychological Services appointment

 

Off-Campus Care: The SLC Counseling & Psychological Services Center has established relationships in Bronxville, Yonkers, Westchester county and New York City which allow us to provide referrals to off-campus mental health specialists for ongoing and expert care.

Students who have enrolled in the SLC Student Health Insurance Plan are covered for treatment with any off campus licensed mental health clinician at 80% of reasonable & customary charges after a $150 annual deductible.

Students who are covered by plans other than the SLC Student Health Insurance Plan must contact their insurance plans directly to obtain coverage information.

If you are interested in receiving a referral for an off-campus provider or would like to discuss options for care, please contact Cary Bosak, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at cbosak@sarahlawrence.edu or 914-395-2350.

Additional Mental Health Support: The Sarah Lawrence College Health & Wellness Center offers My Student Support Program (MySSP) to all enrolled undergraduates and graduate students.  MySSP provides all students with immediate, 24-hour support at no cost to the student, regardless of health insurance provider.  Students can call or text with a licensed counselor directly from their cell phone from any location. 

Student services include:

  • Immediate support available by phone or text
  • On-going support by appointment, available through phone or secure video portal

Students may download the MySSP app and complete a student profile to assure free access.

Phone access is also available at 1.866.743.7732. (Outside the U.S.: Call 001.416.380.6578)

For off-campus providers: If you are an off-campus provider and you would like to refer your student for an on-campus evaluation for psychotherapy or psychiatric medication management, please complete and submit the following treatment history form: Treatment History form

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the SLC Health & Wellness Center at 914-395-2350.

Emergency: 911

SLC Health & Wellness Center (M-F; 9am-5pm)

  • 914-395-2350 

SLC Westlands Desk (After hours)

  • 914-395-2222

24 hour Mental Health Student Support (MySSP):

  • 1-866-743-7732
  • texting through the MySSP app (free download from app store)

24 hour Hotlines:

  • National Mental Health Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • NYC Well (24 hr Mental Health Support): 1-888-692-9355
  • Westchester Victim Assistance Services: 914-345-9111
  • Students with CHP (College Health Insurance)
    • Nurse Hotline: 1-800-634-7629
    • Behavioral/Mental Health Hotline: 1-888-857-5462
  • Students with other health insurance should check their insurance card for resources

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