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Student Health Center Friday April 18th 2014 06:42:37 EDT
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Emergency: Public Safety (518) 276-6611
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 Health Care, Counseling and Health Promotion
           A department of the Student Life Division
           Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
           Troy, NY
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What our students say...

The crew in Health Center are friendly and professional.

If you want to know more about what you might experience in a visit to the counseling center, click on any of these videos to hear the stories of your classmates as they talk about their counseling center experience..

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Depression
Depression
ADHD
ADHD
Anxiety
Anxiety
Adjusting to college
Adjusting to college
Stress
Stress

Every day we get asked questions like "how are you?" and "what's up?" as a way of saying "hi" or when responding to emails and postings on Facebook or other social media sites. How often do we respond to those questions in ways that tell our friends how we are really feeling? If you are experiencing some distress and are not sure why, or what to do about it, take a look at these videos provided by MTV.

Getting Low
Getting Low
Emotional Health 101
Emotional Health 101
Sad Laughter
Sad Laughter

 

Counseling Center Tip of the Month - April
If you haven’t noticed the weather is improving – you’re spending too much time indoors!
It’s a good time to pay attention to a variety of issues:
Summer job hunting/Co-op situations/Internships
Freshman – have you made a Major decision??
Soph/Jr. – attend to your syllabus, don’t be surprised by test dates or project deadlines!!
Seniors – getting ready for first and second interviews

 

Counseling

We believe that everyone could benefit from counseling from an objective, knowledgeable, and caring person at some time. For some of us, this time occurs during the college years. The goal of Counseling Services is to help students maximize their sense of well being as well as their academic, personal and social growth.

Counseling Center

Counseling Services, which is part of the Student Health Center, is staffed by three licensed Ph.D. psychologists and two social workers with specialized training in college health issues. Counseling Services provides a variety of services to meet your needs, including (but not limited to) individual and couples therapy, faculty/staff consultation, and outreach services

4100 Academy Hall, 4th Floor

Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm during the academic year. For an appointment, please call 518-276-6479. Please do not use email to make appointments.

Counseling Services staff are available in case of a crisis on evenings and weekends. Call Public Safety at 518-276-6611 and ask to speak with the on-call counselor.

Online Screenings

Mental Health Screenings: Free, confidential screenings for depression, anxiety, alcohol use, PTSD, and manic depression, with referral sources.

Release of Information: Students already working with our Counseling staff can complete this form and allow us to share information with parents or other caregivers.

Some facts:

§  Many students find that just scheduling one or two appointments helps them feel better and more confident in helping themselves.

§  Students report that the best thing about counseling is learning that you are not the "only one."

§  Students report a high level of satisfaction with the services they receive.

§  All contacts and sessions are held in the strictest confidence. You will need to sign a release of information for any information to be disclosed to any party. The only exception is if you are in danger of hurting yourself or others.

§  What you learn in therapy is what you practice outside of therapy on your own. Research demonstrates that patients who carry out assignments in between sessions get better faster.

Page Updated: 2014-04-08 09:31:05

Quick Info and Alerts

Emergency/After Hours

RPI's Student Health Center is located in the 518 area code.

On Campus:

Medical Emergency
911
911
RPI Public Safety (DPS)
276-6611

Off Campus (cell/phone):

Troy Fire/Rescue
911

Use of on campus phones for emergency services connects directly with RPI's Department of Public Safety


Useful numbers/hotlines:

RPI DPS Non Emergency
276-6656
24 Hour Nurse
866-315-8756
Sexual Assault 24-hour
271-3257
Suicide Prevention
800-273-8255

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DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. Information found on the web does not replace a visit with a practitioner! If you have any medical questions or concerns, please call 518-276-6287 and make an appointment.