For Families

Consultation for Families

We invite parents/family to contact us if you have a question or concern about your student at 518-442-5800 or email [email protected].

Services for Your Student

We offer confidential psychological assessment, counseling, and referral as well as a variety of prevention and health promotion activities for your student. There are no "out-of-pocket" fees since services are already covered by tuition and University fees.

Student Issues/Concerns

Students visit the Counseling and Psychological Services for a variety of reasons. If your student is encountering difficulties at the University at Albany, we may be able to help. Some of the more common reasons students seek assistance are:

  • Transition or adjustment issues (homesickness, romantic break-ups, family transitions)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Academic performance
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Identity issues and experiences including discrimination pertaining to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, etc.
  • Acculturation issues including migration and adjustment to new cultures

Confidentiality and Informed Consent

We value a student's privacy and work to safeguard their identity and the content of their communications with us. Learn more in our Confidentiality and Informed Consent policy statements.

CAPS Slides to Review

We have provided two powerpoint slides to instructors that they can in their lectures that include important information about Counseling and Psychological Services. We also provide them to families as a summarie of our services.