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.
Individual Counseling The goal of the Counseling office is to provide short-term counseling to help students manage current stressors and identify more effective strategies improve their ability to function socially and/or academically to achieve their goals. Students are able to schedule up to 5 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 The Director of Wellness at WellnessCenter@trocaire.edu or call the Wellness Center at (716) 827-2579.
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 and appropriate plan for treatment.
If you are in need of a crisis visit, or are a faculty of staff referring a student in need, please contact the Wellness Center as soon as possible and state need for urgency. Student crisis will be prioritized and students will be seen as quickly is 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) 834-3131 or call 911.
Various groups may be held during the course of the semester. Please contact the Wellness Center on current counseling groups being offered.
Wellness education and activities will be held throughout the semester. Programming will be advertised on the college calendar as well as throughout campus. Please contact the Wellness Center to find out any additional information about programming.
Crisis Services- (716) 834-3131 http://crisisservices.org/
NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-942-6906 http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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/
Crisis Services: (716) 834-3131 (24/7 Emergency Mental Health Services)
BryLin Hospitals: (716) 886-8200; 1263 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209
Erie County Medical Center: (ECMC) (716) 898-3462 462; Grider St. Buffalo, NY 14215
Mental Health Counseling:
Brylin Hospitals: (716) 633-1927; 5225 Sheridan Drive Williamsville, NY
Catholic Charities: (716) 856-4494 ;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
Linwood Psychotherapy Associates: (716) 886-7304; 406 Linwood Ave Buffalo, NY
Psychotherapy Associates of Niagara: (716) 285-1904; 419 Walnut Ave. Niagara Falls, NY
Spectrum Human Services: (716)539-5500 for intake; Various locations in WNY
Suburban Psychiatric Associates: (716) 689-3333; Various WNY locations
Veterans Association (VA) :(716) 834-9200; 3495 Bailey Ave Buffalo, NY
Other Local Resources
2-1-1 WNY- http://www.211wny.org/
Mental Health Association of Erie County: http://www.eriemha.org/
Erie County Department of Social Services: http://www2.erie.gov/socialservices/
For information regarding Title IX/Enough is Enough/ Non- Disrimination Policy please visit:
Jennifer Ehlinger-Saj LMSW, Director of Wellness
Main Campus, Room 118
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220