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Counseling Service

Vassar College

Vassar College Counseling Service (VCCS) welcomes students of all backgrounds and experiences. We are here to support you. 

Statement of Solidarity

The Vassar College Counseling Service staff stand together with all who have been impacted by recent and longstanding race-based oppression and violence. We recognize that these tragedies are especially injurious to people of color and members of our Black and African-American community. With our collective anger, heartbreak, and sorrow, we condemn structural and systemic racism and state unequivocally that there should be no place for it in our Vassar community or the larger world. We join others in our commitment to social justice and will continue to engage in anti-racist work towards building an equitable, inclusive, and just society.

With love and concern, we offer self-care resources for our students.

Pathways to Care

Walk-In Clinic Daily walk-in appointments available Mon–Fri, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
(last appointment 3:30 p.m.) for immediate mental health assistance.
Brief Treatment Short term therapy and Psychiatric Support
Groups Therapy groups for students to connect and learn from each other.
Crisis Services 24 hours a day counselor-on-call availability.
Support Spaces Monthly conversation spaces in the Vassar community
to engage, support, empower, and grow.
Tailored Referrals Counselors will help you connect to community providers.
Online Resources Check out our online resources
Workshops Learn strategies to help make your life easier.

A variety of services are provided to Vassar students such as individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, walk-in clinic, educational programming, consultation, assessment, and referrals to off-campus mental health professionals.

We work with students with concerns about roommates, the transition to college, procrastination, difficulty in all types of relationships, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and eating concerns/disorders, among many others. If it is a problem to you, then it is a problem to us.

All services are free and confidential.

How to get to Counseling

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Vassar College Counseling Center Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS)

Counseling Service
124 Raymond Avenue
Box 706
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0706
Metcalf House
Vassar College Box 706

(845) 437-5700

Crisis Resources
Lifelines, help, support centers, and more. View list.
Counselor on Call
If you are experiencing an immediate emergency and need to speak with a counselor after normal business hours, you may reach the Counselor On Call by calling the Campus Response Center at (845) 437-7333. More



Weekdays 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.