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Student Counseling Center Contact Information

Student Counseling Center Main Number - All Campuses
To schedule a new appointment or for general inquiries

(914) 888-5150 or

*Due to COVID-19, virtual appointments are strongly encouraged. Limited in-person appointments are avaliable when necessary. 

Email is not a secure form of communication therefore confidentiality cannot be assured

Dobbs Ferry Campus
Main Hall 123
Monday - Friday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Bronx Campus
Room 2125
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Manhattan Campus
Room 341
Monday - Wednesday. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Ori Shinar, PsyD
Director, Student Counseling Center
Dobbs Ferry Campus. Main Hall 123
(914) 674-7233



Wellness at Mercy College

The Mercy College Wellness Team is here for every student, anytime, across all of our campuses and locations.

Student Counseling Center

The Mercy College Student Counseling Center offers preventative and clinical services to Mercy College students. Our goal is to provide support and assistance so students can successfully engage in their college experience. Counselors provide psychological evaluation and brief treatment lasting one to eight sessions. Students in need of more intensive treatment are referred to local hospitals and clinics for long term psychotherapy and/or medication.

Mercy students come to the Student Counseling Center for various reasons including anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict, as well as other concerns about their academic progress, daily living and adjustment to college. Counselors work with students within a culturally sensitive, student-focused framework to encourage and support psychological well-being.

Counseling can be an opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to students with an objective person who can help them develop skills and view situations in ways that may enable them to be more effective in managing life's challenges down the road.

This service is for Mercy College students only. Full and part-time faculty, administrators and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or Human Resources to obtain psychological services. If you are an alumnus, please refer to our Off-Campus Mental Health Services tab on information on how to find a provider outside of Mercy. If you area parent of a student, please refer to our FAQ Section for more information.


Making An Appointment

To make an appointment on any campus call 914-888-5150 or email

The Student Counseling Center will be offering all appointments through the virtual platform, Due to licensing restrictions, clinical appointments are only available to students who are located in the state of New York. If you are not in New York but would like an appointment, please contact us to discuss your options. 


Virtual sessions allow counselors to provide support while adhering to the CDC’s health recommendations. These changes are not meant to provoke fear, but to ensure the well being of all. Counselors at the SCC are dedicated to supporting all Mercy Students. For questions, please email: For more information on COVID-19, click here.

If you are experiencing stress related to COVID-19 and would like to speak with a counselor immediately, you can call NYC's Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314. You can also go to our Helpful Links page for more resources. 

*Our email and phones are not monitored continuously. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call security: 914-674-9999 (if on campus), dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room

Making An Appointment
Advice from a Former Student

We have trained counselors on the Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, and Manhattan campuses. Days and hours vary by location.

Counseling can simply be sharing your thoughts and feelings in confidence with a trained counselor who is objective and a good listener.

Names and information on the staff within the Student Counseling Center

Are you worried about one of your students? Information is provided on next-steps and various resources inside and outside of Mercy College.

Emergency Numbers in the New York Area

In case of an emergency, call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room. 

If you are on campus, you can call security: 914-674-9999.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, staffed by trained counselors 24/7

  • 1-800-273-8255

You may also call a regional 24 hour crisis hotline associated with local mobile crisis units, mentioned below. These numbers are not associated with Mercy College.

  • Westchester
    • Department of Community Mental Health- Westchester Crisis Prevention and Response Team (914) 925-5959
    • Westchester Medical Crisis Team  (914) 493- 7075
  • Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens 
    • NYC Well: (888) 692-9355
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Information on local resources including mental health centers, social services, and National hotlines.

Information on how to find a therapist outside of Mercy College

Helpful sites to answer your mental health questions.

FAQs about our Counseling Services.