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If you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself or dying, there is hope. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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Student Counseling Center Contact Information

Student Counseling Center Main Number - All Campuses
To schedule a new appointment or for general inquiries

(914) 888-5150 or

Email is not a secure form of communication therefore confidentiality cannot be assured

Dobbs Ferry Campus
Main Hall 123
Monday - Friday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

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

Manhattan Campus
Room 341
Monday - Wednesday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

New Rochelle Campus
Angela Hall, First Floor
Wednesday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Ori Shinar, PsyD
Director, Student Counseling Center
Dobbs Ferry Campus. Main Hall 123
(914) 674-7233



Wellness at Mercy College

The Mercy College Wellness Team is here for every student, anytime, across all of our campuses and locations.

Student Counseling Center

The Mercy College Student Counseling Center offers preventative and clinical services to Mercy College students. Our goal is to provide support and assistance so students can successfully engage in their college experience. Counselors provide 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.

Mercy students come to the Student Counseling Center for various reasons including anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict, as well as other concerns about their academic progress, daily living and adjustment to college. Counselors work with students within a culturally sensitive, student-focused framework to encourage and support psychological well-being.

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. If you are an alumnus/ alumna or a parent of a student, please refer to our FAQ Section for more information. 


Making An Appointment

To make an appointment on any campus call 914-888-5150 or email

*Our email and phones are not monitored continuously. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call security: 914-674-9999 (if on campus), dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room

Emergency Numbers in the New York Area

In case of an emergency, call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room. 

If you are on campus, you can call security: 914-674-9999.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline, staffed by trained counselors 24/7

  • 1-800-273-8255


You may also call a regional 24 hour crisis hotline associated with local mobile crisis units, mentioned below. These numbers are not associated with Mercy College.

  • Westchester
    • Department of Community Mental Health- Westchester Crisis Prevention and Response Team (914) 925-5959
    • Westchester Medical Crisis Team  (914) 493- 7075
  • Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens 
    • ​​​​​​​NYC Well: (888) 692-9355

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

We have trained counselors on the Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, and Manhattan campuses. Days and hours vary by location.

Information on local resources including mental health centers, social services, and National hotlines.

Helpful sites to answer your mental health questions.

FAQs about our Counseling Services.