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Student Services

Marist College Counseling Services remain committed to supporting students’ wellbeing and mental health. As Marist College has shifted to a distance learning model due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Counseling Services have shifted our service model to include:

Telehealth, Consultation, & Referral Services

To get connected, please leave a message at (845) 575-3314 or email and we will respond within 24 business hours to schedule with one of our counselors. If you were working with a counselor at Marist this year, you can email them directly!

When you leave a message or email us, our office coordinator will send you all the necessary paperwork remotely and provide directions on how to connect for your appointment. We use a program called Webex, which simply requires going to a designated internet address at the time of your session using any computer’s web browser. Click here for our infographic on how teletherapy works!

Counseling Services Wellness ProgrammingWellness Workshops on Zoom – Join us live Monday – Friday 3:00-3:45PM

Mindful Mondays - Learn & practice mindfulness skills to stay grounded in this new normal with guided meditations. No experience necessary!

Take ACTion Tuesdays - We’ll teach you some savvy skills to manage anxiety and stress using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

We're Still Here Wednesdays - A supportive space to reflect on life changes and loss as well as share hope, inspiration, and resiliency. We’re stronger together!

Thoughtful Thursdays - Up your game on real communication with family, friends, and relationships. Honest healthy connections are easier than you think!

Expressive Arts Fridays - Learn how to channel your creative energy! No previous art training necessary!

Let’s Talk –  Mondays & Fridays 4-5PM

A private drop-in service that offers informal consultation with a counselor. No appointment is necessary. Just click on our Zoom Link and wait for the next available counselor. Please note, this service is best for problem-solving and not appropriate for crisis or emergencies.


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the Office of Security at 845-471-1822 to access the On-Call Counselor. If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency related to yours or another’s personal safety, please call 911, go to your nearest hospital, or see below for Crisis Hotlines:  

  • NY State Office of Mental Health Coronavirus Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
  • National Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Text Crisis Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Text Crisis Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741
  • National Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

Navigating this uncertain time can be difficult. Here are some resources that you might find helpful.

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In a time of distance,
by Alexander McCall Smith

The unexpected always happens in the way
The unexpected has always occurred:
While we are doing something else,
While we are thinking of altogether
Different things – matters that events
Then show to be every bit as unimportant
As our human concerns so often are;
And then, with the unexpected upon us,
We look at one another with a sort of surprise;
How could things possibly turn out this way
When we are so competent, so pleased
With the elaborate systems we’ve created –
Networks and satellites, intelligent machines,
Pills for every eventuality – except this one?

And so we turn again to face one another
And discover those things
We had almost forgotten,
But that, mercifully, are still there:
Love and friendship, not just for those
To whom we are closest, but also for those
Whom we do not know and of whom
Perhaps we have in the past been frightened;
The words brother and sister, powerful still,
Are brought out, dusted down,
Found to be still capable of expressing
What we feel for others, that precise concern;
Joined together in adversity
We discover things we had put aside:
Old board games with obscure rules,
Books we had been meaning to read,
Letters we had intended to write,
Things we had thought we might say
But for which we never found the time;
And from these discoveries of self, of time,
There comes a new realisation
That we have been in too much of hurry,
That we have misused our fragile world,
That we have forgotten the claims of others
Who have been left behind;
We find that out in our seclusion,
In our silence; we commit ourselves afresh,
We look for a few bars of song
That we used to sing together,
A long time ago; we give what we can,
We wait, knowing that when this is over
A lot of us – not all perhaps – but most,
Will be slightly different people,
And our world, though diminished,
Will be much bigger, its beauty revealed afresh