A student’s mental health is an important component to their overall wellness and success. The Wellness Center provides counseling, education, resources, and support for students at Trocaire College.
The Counseling Office is located in The Wellness Center in Room 118 on Choate Campus.
The goal of the Counseling Office is to provide short-term counseling to help students manage current stressors and identify more effective strategies to improve their ability to function socially and/or academically to achieve their goals. Students are able to schedule up to five counseling sessions per calendar year, with additional support, referral information, and resources available as needed. For students with issues that require longer-term counseling or more intensive treatment, our counselor will work with students individually to make the best plan for them and refer to an appropriate community provider.
How to schedule an appointment
Student can email WellnessCenter@trocaire.edu or call the Wellness Center at 716-827-2579 or 716-827-2412.
What to expect the first session?
Students can print and fill out a copy of the initial appointment information form and confidentiality statement below prior to the first session, or can plan to come 15 minutes prior to their first meeting to fill out in the Wellness Center. Upon completion of the forms, the counselor will meet with the student for an initial meeting to further talk about concerns, what the student would like to work on in counseling, and develop an appropriate plan for treatment.
Please fill out this form before your first appointment with Counseling Services.
If you are in need of a crisis visit, please contact the Wellness Center 716-827-2579 or 716-827-2412 as soon as possible and state need for urgency. Student crisis will be prioritized and students will be seen as quickly as possible.
If you are struggling emotionally and in need of emergency assistance and our counselor is not available, please contact Crisis Services (24 hour Hotline) 716-834-3131 or call 911.
Crisis Services 24 Hour Hotline: 716-834-3131
2-1-1 WNY: Dial 211 27/7 x 365 Days. Free and confidential link to health and human services.
Central Referral Service: 716-851-5555 Referral Service for Personal and Social Problems
ECMC Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) 24/7; 716-898-1676; 462 Grider St, Buffalo, NY 14215
Erie County Department of Social Services: 716-858-8000 http://www2.erie.gov/socialservices/
Family Justice Center: 716.558.SAFE (7233); Assistance for survivors of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (Haven House): 716-884-6000
Mental Health Association of Erie County: 716-886-1242
National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence 24 Hour Hotline- 1-800-942-6906
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Informational Online Resources:
American College Health Association: http://www.acha.org/ACHA/Resources/Topics/MentalHealth.aspx
Healthy Lives Healthy Minds: A resource from the American Psychiatric Association – information can be downloaded on various mental health topics: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families
Help Guide: https://www.helpguide.org/
Jed Foundation: https://www.jedfoundation.org/
Alcohol and Substance Abuse:
National Institute for Drug Abuse: https://www.drugabuse.gov/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSA): https://www.samhsa.gov/
Anxiety & Depression:
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: https://www.adaa.org/
American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter
National Eating Disorders Association: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
American Association for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/
Counseling Resources and Services:
(Check with your health insurance provider to obtain a list of agencies that are covered by your insurance provider).
Psychology Today (searchable database): https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
UB Counseling Center Referral Service (searchable database): https://ubuffalo.rints.com/
Best Self: 716-884-0888; Various locations in WNY
BryLin Behavioral Health System: 716-886-8200; Various locations in WNY
Catholic Charities: 716-856-4494; Various locations in WNY
Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHBC): 716-986-9199; Various locations in WNY
Endeavor Health Services: 716-895-6700; Various locations in WNY
Hamburg Counseling Services: 716-648-0650; 97 South Buffalo St. Hamburg, NY
Horizon Health Services: 716-831-1800 for intake; Various locations in WNY
Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County: 716-883-1914; 70 Barker St. Buffalo, NY
Lake Shore Behavioral Health, Inc.: 716-884-0888 for intake; Various locations in WNY
Psychotherapy Associates of Niagara: 716-285-1904; 419 Walnut Ave. Niagara Falls, NY
Spectrum Human Services: 716-539-5500; Various locations in WNY
Suburban Psychiatric Associates: 716-689-3333; Various locations in WNY
Veterans Association (VA): 716-834-9200; 3495 Bailey Ave Buffalo, NY
*Please note, this list does not encompass all resources available and is subject to change. This list does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of these agencies.
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Jennifer Ehlinger-Saj LMSW, Director of Wellness
Main Campus, Room 118
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220