All Counseling & Psychological services for Fall 2023 will start with a Tele-Health consulation appointment which can be scheduled on the Patient Portal.
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). We are a hybrid model and partner with Mantra Health for teletherapy sessions.
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). Dates and times are determined each semester.
Let's Talk- Drop-in for a 20-minute solution oriented support session with a Health & Wellness Therapist. Our therapists are available for all students for brief clinical support to provide feedback and problem solving. "Let's Talk" is offered on Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm in the BWCC. This is not a substitute for therapy and is not for urgent mental health crisis needs.
Conversation Hours - Monthly drop in conversation with a staff therapist on specific or general topics. This is a space where students can share, empower, and support each other.TBD
Medication Management- is ONLY available during the academic year (September - May)
A part-time psychiatrist is available for short-term medication management, consultations, and evaluations. Students must have an initial consult with a staff psychotherapist prior to meeting with the psychiatrist as well as be engaged in ongoing therapy. Learn more about scheduling a psychiatric medication appointment
Medication Management for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
Students requesting ADHD medication refills must follow the process below. Please plan accordingly in ensuring ongoing access to your medication prior to arrival on campus. REFILLS for stimulant medication will NOT be provided prior to the completion of our assessment process. Reach out to your current/most recent prescribing physician for continuing care or prescription refills until your consultation has been completed, and approved, at SLC Health & Wellness Center.
- If you have previously been diagnosed with ADHD and would like to be considered for short-term medication management on campus (with an ultimate referral off-campus), please submit the ADHD Medication Management Form along with appropriate supporting documentation (examples include: neuropsychological testing, sufficient and long-standing notes supporting diagnosis, etc.).
- Students that have never been diagnosed, but would like to be evaluated for ADHD can make a telehealth consult to discuss their concerns and a referral for off-campus testing. CAPS does not provide ADHD testing and diagnosis.
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.
Looking for an off campus therapist for long term individual therapy? Use Thriving Campus, a list of local therapists who focus on College age students and their special needs.
If you are interested in receiving a referral for an off-campus provider or would like to discuss options for care, please contact Nancy Brennan, Clinical Case Manager at email@example.com or 914-395-2350. You may also use the the Thriving Campus tool linked on our webpage.
Additional Mental Health Support: The Sarah Lawrence College Health & Wellness Center offers TELUS Health/ My Student Support Program (MySSP) to all enrolled undergraduates and graduate students. TELUS/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 TELUS/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. Please note that medication management is short-term and students are required to be engaged in psychotherapy as well: Treatment History form
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the SLC Health & Wellness Center at 914-395-2350.