Counseling Center is a place where students get help for personal, emotional, psychological and family problems.
Some common concerns are listed below:
Transitioning into and out of college
Stress and anxiety
Identity issues and experiences such as those pertaining to gender, sexual orientation, and disability
Acculturation issues including migration and adjustment to new culture
As a SUNY Korea student, you are able to access individual counseling services by making an appointment. Because the problems left untreated or unresolved can become much larger and affect your personal and academic well-being we encourage students to seek help sooner, rather than later. Our services are free to all registered students and are private and confidential. Sessions with counselor average 50 minutes in length.
Yes, all services are completely confidential. No information is shared with any other person or office without your written consent. The exception to this is if we need to keep someone safe from harm (either yourself or someone else).
If the counselor is available, the counselor can accommodate walk-ins. But, we strongly recommend you to make a reservation in advance via email or phone call. If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please contact the Resident Assistant on Duty (24-Hour-Hotline: 010-4768-1196). The University staff member will see you immediately to assess the need to see a counselor.
We ask that you call or email your counselor ahead of time to cancel an appointment if you cannot make the scheduled time. We try to accommodate as many students as possible and no shows will affect the number of students we can see.
During office hours, call or email us to let us know that someone needs immediate help. We’ll contact you with the counselor who will consult with you about your concerns and recommend an appropriate plan. If you’re living on campus, you may also contact the Resident Assistant on Duty (24-Hour-Hotline: 010-4768-1196) for emergency assistance. If you’re living off campus, the safest thing to do is to go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 119.