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Counseling Services

Although Finger Lakes Community College does not offer mental health services, counselors are available to serve as skilled listeners who provide guidance to help students – on a short term basis – in clarifying issues, resolving conflicts, and learning new ways of coping.

Students often seek counseling to:

  • Cope more effectively with stress
  • Develop healthy relationships and improve communication skills
  • Increase self-confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem
  • Learn to deal with grief, trauma or loss
  • Discover how to overcome procrastination and/or other self defeating behaviors

For students seeking mental health services and/or longer-term counseling, a list of community mental health professionals is available upon request. Additionally, A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services is available in the Meder Library on the Canandaigua campus.


Information will not be disclosed without the student's written permission except in unusual circumstances, such as court subpoena, imminent danger to the student or someone else, or reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence as required by Title IX legislation.


The Crisis Response Team is available for any student who indicates harm to self or others. To contact the team, please call Educational Planning and Career Services at (585)785-1268.