Counseling & Psychological Wellness Services

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We provide a safe and confidential setting in which to explore personal concerns and restore emotional balance.  

Research shows that students who seek help early, when difficulties arise, have a significantly better chance of being successful and remaining in school than those who do not.  

College life is full of academic, interpersonal, and emotional challenges.  Many times we are able to meet life’s challenges and manage them on our own.  Sometimes, however, the challenges can be too much and even make it hard to deal with daily life.  We get stuck when our usual ways of dealing with problems are no longer effective.  

It takes strength and wisdom to recognize when you need help.  

Important COVID-19 Information

During this unprecedented time, the counseling center is committed to providing services to all students.   Counseling and psychiatric services are freely available to all Old Westbury students via telehealth (either by video chats or phone conversations). 

If you wish to schedule an appointment with our counselors, please contact us by email at counselingcenter [at] or leave us a clear voicemail at 516-876-3053, and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Mission Statement

The mission of SUNY Old Westbury's Counseling and Psychological Wellness Services is to support and enhance the psychological health and wellbeing, personal growth and development of students. We aspire to help students develop the healthy minds and skills necessary for personal, academic and social success.  Our staff of professionals deliver quality mental health services tailored to meet individual needs.  Our services are confidential and free of charge to students.  

We welcome and embrace human diversity in all its forms, including racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity, ability/disability, language, age, spiritual belief, and socioeconomic status.


Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Student Union Building 
Room LL100 (located off the Rotunda)
Phone:  516-876-3053
Fax: 516-876-3353
Email: counselingcenter [at]