Counseling Services

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 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 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.

Crisis Counseling

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.



Emergency Resources:

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

Family Help Center-Family Help Line: 716-892-2172

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)


Alcohol and Substance Abuse:

Al-Anon Information Service:  24 hr / 7 days  716-856-2520

Alcoholics Anonymous:  716-853-0388

Kids Escaping Drugs:

Margaret A. Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center:

National Institute for Drug Abuse:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSA):

UB Behavioral Health Clinic:


Anxiety & Depression:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

American Psychological Association:


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):
UB Counseling Center Referral Service (searchable database):


Be Embodied

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

CORE Mental Health Counseling

ECMC Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

Endeavor Health Services:  716-895-6700; Various locations in WNY

Evergreen Health:

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

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


Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking:

Crisis Services:

Family Justice Center:

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project:

Haven House:

Legal Momentum:

National Sexual Violence Resource Center:

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault:

Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence:

Pandora’s Project:


Safe Horizons:


Eating Disorders:

Eating Disorder Hope:

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders:

National Eating Disorders Association:

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness:

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration:

WNY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders:


Grief and Loss:

Coping with Loss:  Bereavement and Grief:

Grief Share – Grief Support Group:

Grief Support Groups:

Grief Support Groups:

Grief Support Groups/Educational Evenings:

Grief and Loss Information:

Grief Resources:

The Grief Toolbox:

What’s Your Grief:


Additional Information/Resources:

Active Minds:

American College Health Association:

Family Help Center:

Half of Us:

Healthy Lives Healthy Minds:  A resource from the American Psychiatric Association – information can be downloaded on various mental health topics:

Help Guide:

HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal):

Jed Foundation:

Just Tell One:

Monthly Support Group List (various):

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Press Pause:

The Renewal Center: 327 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14202, 716-884-5216


Suicide Prevention:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:


*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. 


What is Title IX?

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

For more information visit:  Title IX | Enough is Enough | Non-Discrimination Resources


Jennifer Ehlinger-Saj, LMSW

Director of Wellness
Main Campus, Room 118
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220