Counseling Center

At Hartwick College, we know that education is about much more than what’s learned in the classroom, and wellness is about much more than what you do in the gym.

Our Counseling Center supports Hartwick students in their transformation into thoughtful, impactful adults.

During remote instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, students may access Counseling services from the following contacts:

Students who have a pre-established relationship with a Counselor at Perrella should reach out via email to their Counselor to arrange for phone/Zoom sessions. The Counselor will guide them on how such sessions can be conducted. Students who have not seen a Counselor this academic year should call the main counseling number 607-431-4420 or send an email to and a member of the staff will be back in touch with them. You will have to complete and return an Intake Form electronically before a phone/Zoom session can be scheduled.

Students experiencing a crisis situation may still access a Counselor 24/7

Students may call the main Hartwick phone number 607-431-4000/4200, a Counselor can still be contacted. Those students who are living back home or away from campus, of course, will be encouraged to reach out to local resources in their area (police, mental health clinics, hospitals, etc.) but can call our On-Call system for guidance and advice.

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a process through which clients (the student) work one-on-one with a trained professional in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. The counselor supports, guides, and helps facilitate the student in exploring their feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors; identifying aspects of their life they would like to change; working through challenging or influential memories; better understanding themselves and others; and setting personal goals to work toward a desired change.

Why Do Students Seek Counseling?

Students seek services at the counseling center for a wide range of reasons. Some common concerns include:

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Conflict with others
  • Depression
  • Eating disorder/issues
  • Family conflict
  • Gender identity
  • Loss of a loved one/grief
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self esteem
  • Self-injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual identity/orientation
  • Sexuality
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Stress


The Counseling Center subscribes to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). It is the policy of the Hartwick College Counseling Center to maintain the confidentiality of student records. Counseling Center staff members do not release personally-identifiable information to any person or agency without the prior written consent of the student involved.

How to Make an Appointment

Make a counseling appointment by phone, in person, or email. Referrals for counseling are not necessary, although they are accepted. Students are seen as soon as possible by one of the counselors and, in an emergency, seen immediately. Our counseling services are free of charge to all current part- and full-time Hartwick College students. 

To make an appointment with our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, students must first see one of the counselors for a referral. The fees for sessions with this provider are as follows: one hour initial visit: $20 and half-hour follow-up visits: $10.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please call the Counseling Center at least four hours in advance to cancel. Failure to provide such notice of “no showing” for your appointment may result in a fee: Counselor: $10/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: $25

Location: Perrella Health Center
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 607-431-4420
Fax: 607-431-4105