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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 CounselingCenter@mercy.edu

*As of March 17,2020, all appointments will be held virtually.

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
Sweeney Hall 227 
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

 

 

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 and related responses may bring fear, anxiety, and sadness. It is important that while adhering to physical health recommendations, that we also take care of ourselves emotionally. Please see below for various resources that may be helpful during this time.

 

Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening

A quick behavioral health check-up questionnaire open to Mercy students, staff, and alumni. Results are anonymous and the questionnaire takes under 5 minutes to complete. The tool is meant to help individuals to determine if their thoughts or behaviors may align with common and treatable mental health conditions. At the end of the screening, a window will pop up with suggested next steps.

Click here to begin

Mental Health Phone Apps

Outlined below, there are many phone apps that can be helpful in addressing and managing your mood. For more information on other apps, check out NYC Well's website

Anxiety

  • Breathe2Relax
    • Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool that teaches users diaphragmatic breathing techniques. It provides lessons on stress and coping skills.
  • Headspace
    • Headspace is an application for iPhones and Androids that guides uses through mindfulness and meditation activities. The use of mindfulness and meditation is linked to reductions in levels of stress and anxiety. There is a student discount available.
  • Mindshift
    • Mindshift provides tools and activities to help users to relax, cope, and change patterns of anxious thoughts.

Depression

  • MoodKit
    • MoodKit provides tools to address negative thought patterns, using principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It provides users with a mood chart, journal, and mood enhancing activities. 

Mindfulness & Relaxation 

  • Breathe2Relax
    • Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool that teaches users diaphragmatic breathing techniques. It provides lessons on stress and coping skills.
  • Calm
    • Calm is a popular meditation and sleep app. It guides users through meditation sessions and has bedtime stories and bedtime music. 
  • Headspace
    • Headspace is an application for iPhones and Androids that guides uses through mindfulness and meditation activities. The use of mindfulness and meditation is linked to reductions in levels of stress and anxiety. There is a student discount available.

PTSD

  • PTSD Coach
    • PTSD Coach providdes users with information on PTSD, self assessments, information on how to search for providers, and tools to address stressors related to PTSD. The app was created by the Veterans Association (VA)'s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology. It is not meant to be used as treatment but instead, as a tool

Recovery

  • Sober Grid
    • Sober grid acts as a social support network for individuals in recovery, providing users with a virtual support group. 
  • Twenty-Four Hours a Day
    • An app that gives users daily meditations and access to Twelve Steps literature. 
Helpful Links
  • Go Ask Alice!
    • Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer internet service produced by Alice! Columbia University's Health Promotion Program - a division of Health Services at Columbia.
  • Headspace
    • Headspace is an application for iPhones and Androids that guides uses through mindfulness and meditation activities. The use of mindfulness and meditation is linked to reductions in levels of stress and anxiety. There is a student discount avaliable. 
  • Mental Help Net
    • The Mental Health Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • An organization that provides a 24/7 hotline for anyone experiencing domestic violence. The site has information on legal rights and local resources. 
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
    • Provides helpful resources for people who have an eating disorder themselves and a guide for family and friends
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    • Site focusing on suicide prevention with resources for those with thoughts of hurting themselves and concerned friends & family members
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • NAMI provides resources on all mental illness to help individuals living with mental illness and their families
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    • Provides helpful resources for those struggling with substance use as well as a locator tool for treatment facilities 
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