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

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.