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Counseling Services
Student Resources

Location and Hours

110A Bray Hall
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Call 315-470-4716 to schedule/change an appointment.

Call 315-470-4716 to speak to a licensed mental health counselor (answered 24/7).

Ruth A. Larson

Joelle Conant

Crisis Help

  • If you are having a mental health crisis and want to speak to a counselor after hours: 315-470-4716.
  • If you are having a mental health crisis 8am-4:30pm, please call: 315-470-4716 to get scheduled during our crisis hours at 10am or 2pm.
  • If you need to reach University Police for an urgent matter, call 315-470-6666 or 315-470-6667.
  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Self-Help Resources

Online Screening Assessments

SUNY ESF Student Health Center - Crouse Medical Practice, LLC

315- 766-1628
739 Irving Avenue; Suite 300, Syracuse, NY 13210

ESF has developed a relationship with Crouse Medical Practice (CMP) to provide health care as well as pharmacy services for ESF students who opt to use their services.

Local Hospitals

St Joseph’s Hospital's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)
301 Prospect Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203
CPEP provides 24 hour, 7 days a week evaluation and treatment for individuals of all ages who are suffering from an acute mental health crisis.

Upstate Medical University Emergency Room
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
The SUNY Upstate Medical University Emergency Room is a state teaching hospital very close to campus, SUNY medical center provides a wide range of psychiatric services, including emergency assessment, hospitalization, and outpatient care.

Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210
The Crouse Hospital Emergency Room provides emergency services and assessment for all medical emergencies. There are no inpatient psychiatric services in-house. It is the closest emergency room to campus.

Other Resources

ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) Helpline
630-577-1330   Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Time

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1800-273-TALK (1800-273-8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

TTY (Hearing Impaired) 1800-799-4889

Lifeline Crisis Chat - The Lifeline Crisis Chat service is available within the United States and territories from 2pm to 2am seven days a week. If all chat specialists are busy assisting other visitors you will be asked to try the chat again in a half hour. If the chat service is not open we encourage you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

The Trevor Project Lifeline

The Trevor Project Lifeline is free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Trevor Chat - Online help

Trans Lifeline
1-(877) 565-8860

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

Vera House

Vera House provides a 24-hour crisis, support, and information line, and emergency shelter to ensure that women and children are safe from violence. Actively engaged in domestic violence education and training in the community, Vera House offers counseling and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and children who witness abuse.

315-484-7263 (TTY for Deaf community - during business hours)

723 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203


The CONTACT 24 hour, toll free hotline provides free, anonymous, confidential 24-hour telephone counseling, crisis intervention, and information and referral to persons in distress or crisis. Certified volunteers assist callers with a wide range of problems and issues.