Students in need of more intensive treatment are referred to local hospitals and clinics for long term psychotherapy and/or medication.
Visit the page for additional information on resources in Westchester and the NYC area.
Mental Health Apps and Links
Explore resources available to help support your mental health, including: phone applications and screening tools.
Meet the Team
- Ori Shinar, PsyD - Director, Student Counseling Center
- Karen Reed, LCSW - Counselor, Bronx & Dobbs Ferry
- Kaitlyn Mercurio, LMSW - Counselor, Dobbs Ferry
- Katie DeVoll, LMSW - Counselor, Manhattan & Dobbs Ferry
- Kylie Cleesattel, LMSW - Counselor, Dobbs Ferry & New Rochelle
Off-Campus Mental Health Providers
The Student Counseling Center offers free short term therapy to all current Mercy College students. However, sometimes, long term therapy or more specialized treatment with an outside provider can be more beneficial.
Read through to learn more about how to find a therapist or psychiatrist in your community.
Student Counseling Center Hours & Contact Information
Due to COVID-19, The Student Counseling Center will be offering appointments through the virtual platform, Doxy.me. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Virtual appointments are strongly encouraged although in person appointments are available if necessary.
Student Counseling Center Main Number (All Campuses)
To schedule a new appointment or for general inquiries: (914) 888-5150 or CounselingCenter@mercy.edu
Virtual Drop-In Hours
Students can also have a short, less than 20 minute conversation with a counselor without an appointment during Virtual Drop-In Hours every Monday- Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m. Go to the Connection Center on Blackboard for more information.
If you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself or dying, there is hope. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline
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