The Counseling Center


The Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for HWS students, including individual and group counseling; emergency psychological services; and outreach and educational programming. The Counseling Center also offers psychological consultation to students, faculty and staff as well as parents and families who are concerned about a student.

Mission Statement

The Counseling Center strives to enhance the wellbeing of students through facilitating their emotional, interpersonal, and intellectual development. We provide emotional support, impart life skills, and encourage self-reflection all with the purpose of empowering students to navigate their way toward greater autonomy and effectiveness. We work to create a safe environment that is inclusive and welcoming of all students. Additionally, we serve as consultants to the greater campus, promoting an informed, prepared and safe community.

The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

Commitment to Respect for Differences

The staff of The Counseling Center are committed to delivering professional services that respect both individual differences and our common humanity. Our professional guidelines and personal values call us to recognize prejudice, privilege, and discrimination in all of its forms (including gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, and more), and to become aware of the effects on individuals and groups to which those individuals belong. We seek to apply this commitment in all of our professional activities, and to support the growth of communities that work better for everyone.


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Click here to schedule a confidential first appointment

91 St. Clair Street
Geneva NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3388

After Hours Emergencies:
(315) 781-3333 (Ask for the Counselor On-call)


Counseling Center Urgent Care Hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - noon and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

We have expanded our Urgent Care Hours at the Counseling Center in order to more easily accommodate students who need to be seen for same-day, crisis counseling concerns. Students do not need an appointment for these services. You may simply walk in and complete triage evaluation forms. Same-day crisis care will be provided consistent with the level of urgency of a student’s presenting concern.

Hours for Regular Counseling Services

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

To schedule a confidential first appointment with one of our counselors, please click the “schedule” button to use our online scheduler. If you are unable to find a suitable time, call us at (315) 781-3388 for alternative times.


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