Welcome to the Hamilton College Counseling Center. Our mission is to provide an excellent level of personal service across all modalities of treatment, kinds of interactions, and constituencies being served. In doing so, we value three main components in our work: trust, respect, and connection. We recognize that we are responsible for actions that lead to our clients respecting us as fellow human beings, trusting that we provide a safe and connected relationship, and creating an environment in which our clients are equal partners in a collaborative relationship that reciprocates those same values. We strive to provide a diverse array of embodied approaches to therapy, and to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality.
In accomplishing this mission, we value approaching our work and ourselves in ways that reflect the complexity of being human. This is reflected in the different approaches to therapy offered by our staff, the styles and qualities of the therapists who offer those approaches, and in the value we place on intersectional rather than reductionistic ways of conceptualizing human differences. This value is also reflected in our staff members' commitment to serving all of Hamilton's students. We strive to understand and connect across differences of life experience, and value our identities and our students' identities deeply. We understand that we cannot be all things to all people, but we do hope to serve our students well by providing a safe, confidential, connected environment to enhance their experience of this time in their lives.
We offer group and individual psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, nutritional consultation, and referral to outside resources as needed. All of our providers are knowledgeable, caring, and have great respect for individual difference. You can read more about each of us here. Our office also houses a biofeedback room, where you can access equipment to monitor your heart rate variability and breath, as well as computerized activities to maximize physical functioning and peace of mind.
The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Thomas Brown Rudd Student Health Center building. Our entrance is located on the north (Commons Dining Hall) side of the building. Come by and see us sometime!
Student’s privacy is of the utmost concern to us when a student receives services at the counseling center. Records created and maintained by this department are considered student treatment records and the student’s privacy of such information is governed by federal and state laws. Unless specifically authorized by law or required by court order, private medical or counseling information and student treatment records will not be shared or released without the consent of the student.
Appointments can be made by calling the Counseling Center at 315-859-4340 or by stopping by the Counseling Center office on the second floor of the Rudd Building. The Office Coordinator can schedule an appointment for a student with any of the professional therapists in the office.
If you are in crisis and want to talk with an off-campus resource, please feel free to call 1-800-273-TALK or text "START" to 741741.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fall/Spring