We offer confidential and professional mental health services to students struggling with a variety of social, emotional and psychiatric problems (including adjustment to college, depression, family problems, anxiety, sexual assault and eating disorders). We help students better understand their emotions, motivations, needs, and values, as well as their own identities and relationships with others, so that they can engage more fully in their academic and co-curricular lives at Skidmore. We serve as a resource and advocate about mental health issues to the larger Skidmore community, and we seek to educate and promote wellness in the broadest possible context. Finally, we provide consultation, liaison and support to parents, fellow students, faculty and staff members who are concerned about a Skidmore student.
Our core values of compassion, collaboration, expertise, respect for autonomy, sensitivity to difference and confidentiality shape our professional interventions at every level, both individual and campus-wide. The Skidmore College Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
Listen to the Counseling Center's own Dr. Amanda McEnery on a brand new podcast series, Welcome to Unsettled: Candid Conversations About Mental Illness, brought to you by the PHE Mental Health Committee: