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Ori Shinar, PsyD
Director, Student Counseling Center
Main Hall 108
(914) 674-7233


Counseling Center Main Number (all campuses)
To schedule a new appointment or for general inquiries
(914) 888-5150


Bronx Campus
Room 2125
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment


Manhattan Campus
Room 707
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment


Dobbs Ferry Campus
Main Hall 108
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Student Counseling Services

The Mercy College Student Counseling Services office offers psychological evaluation and brief treatment lasting one to eight sessions. Students in need of more intensive treatment are referred to local hospitals and clinics for long term psychotherapy and/or medication.

College students come to the Counseling Services office with mental health issues including increased stress, depression and anxiety as well as concerns about their academic progress, daily living, adjustment to college and relationships with others. 

Counseling can be an opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to students with an objective person who can help them develop skills and view situations in ways that may enable them to be more effective in managing life's challenges down the road.

This service is for Mercy College students ONLY.  Full and part-time faculty, administrators and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to obtain psychological services.

Emergency Numbers in the New York Area
  • Westchester - students may contact a 24-hour crisis hotline at:
    • (914) 347-6400 or (914) 493- 7075
  • North Bronx - students may contact a 24-hour Mobile Crisis Unit at:
    • (718) 319-7329
  • South Bronx - students may contact a 24-hour Mobile Crisis Unit at:
    • (718) 579-4627
  • Queens - students may contact a 24-hour Mobile Crisis Unit at:
    • (718) 463-9070 or (718) 334-3443
  • Brooklyn - students may contact a 24-hour Mobile Crisis Unit at:
    • (718) 245-2341 or (718) 240-6377 or (718) 935-7284
  • Manhattan - students may contact St. Vincent's Hospital at:
    • (212) 604-7000
  • Veterans Crisis Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY OUTSIDE OF NY: DIAL 911, OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM OR CRISIS CENTER.

If you are feeling suicidal please call 911 immediately or call one of the local crisis centers at the New York State Office of Mental Health site.  

Counseling can simply be sharing your thoughts and feelings in confidence with a trained counselor who is objective and a good listener.

Come visit us on the Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan and Bronx campuses.

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FAQs about our Counseling Services.