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If you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself or dying, there is hope. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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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



Local Referrals

Information on resources in Westchester and the NYC area is listed below. We have provided information on 24/7 Hotlines, Counseling & Mental Health Services, LGBTQIA+ Resources, Social Services & Community Centers, Domestic Violence Resources, and Medical Centers. If the resource is underlined, it is linked to the appropriate website with more information. 

For more information on how to find a therapist outside of Mercy College, please go to out Off-Campus Mental Health tab.

If you require assistance in navigating the resources, you may email us at:

Hotlines are free, confidential are easily accessible lines to speak to an unbiased, supportive counselor during times of crisis. One does not need to feel that they are immediately in danger in order to call although the responders are able to talk individuals through all situations. Numbers are listed below. It also may be helpful to store these numbers in your phone under contact names that you find helpful. 

Crisis Hotlines 

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 
    • 1-800-273- TALK (8255) 
    • Support for anyone feeling down, overwhelmed or having thoughts of self harm or death 
  • Crisis Text Line 
    • Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 support 
  • Trevor Lifeline
    • 1-866-488-7386 
    • A free, confidential hotline for all LGBTQ+ young adults  
  • Crisis Hotline for Veterans 
    •  1-800-273-8255 then Press 1

Domestic Violence Hotlines

These numbers can be stored in your phone contacts, memorized, or written on other pieces of paper. It is important that you chose a way to remember these numbers that helps you to feel safe. 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 
    • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or online through chat services at 
    • This hotline is for anyone affected by domestic violence- from those experiencing violence to their friends and family 
  • New York State Domestic Violence Hotline 
    • 1-800-621-7643 / 1-800-621- HOPE 

Substance Use Hotlines

  • SAMSHA Hotline for treatment referrals and information 
    • 1-800-662- HELP (4357) 
    • Services are provided in English and Spanish, 24/7 for all individuals and/or family friends of those looking to address their substance use to discuss treatment options 

1(800) 621-HOPE (4673) – Safe Horizons NYC 24/7 Hotline
1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233) – National Domestic Violence 24/7 Hotline

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence: English 1 (800) 942-6906; Spanish 1 (800) 942-6908

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Bronx and Queens 

Trevor Helpline (866)-488-7386, 24/7 hotline for LGBTQ+ youth


Bronx/ Queens 





Bronx and Queens