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Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services

Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Counselors help clients to develop goals and identify solutions to problems that cause emotional distress and impact individual wellness.

We are committed to providing exceptional care by enhancing your overall wellness and the academic mission of NYCC through counseling, outreach, and education.


Services for Students

When social and emotional concerns get in the way of daily activities and academic performance, talking to a counselor in a supportive atmosphere can help you to better understand how to develop optimal mental health and improve your overall wellness.

Services include:


Services for Faculty and Staff

Counselors are available to consult with students, faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to help students or colleagues, or have questions or concerns about campus-wide mental health issues.

Counselors provide workshops, training seminars, and brief presentations aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of the campus community. Counselors also offer individual consultation and group presentations to foster awareness and understanding of mental health issues in Chiropractic or AOM professional practice.

Counseling services are also available on a short term, no charge basis to NYCC faculty and staff.


Meet Our Staff

Sarah Spiegelhoff, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Associate Director for Counseling Services

She is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education at Syracuse University. Over the course of her counseling career, she has worked as an individual and family counselor. In 2009, she transitioned from community and private practice to working in higher education as a college counselor and counseling educator. Sarah's clinical and research interests include wellness, identity development, and integrated care. As a counselor, she believes in providing therapeutic care to enhance holistic wellness of individuals through collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Sarah serves on the leadership committee for the American counseling Association's Integrated Care Interest Network.

Abigail Stark, L.C.S.W


Need Help Now?

During work hours:

(Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM) call Counseling Services at 315-568-3064. Let us know that you would like immediate assistance and we will respond. If you prefer, you may come to our offices at Anatomy LL7.

Other times:

Call 1-800-273-TALK. This twenty-four hour crisis line will bring you help and hope. For in-person assistance on the NYCC campus, call NYCC Security at 3022.

If you are in the presence of someone who is at imminent risk of harming self or others!

Dial 911 and request assistance. Stay with the person until assistance arrives. Notify NYCC Security at 3022 as soon as you have called 911. Security will respond and will alert Counseling Services and other resources