Student Connections

“Talk One2One” Counseling Service for SUNY Empire State College Students

By Patricia Myers

April 25, 2011

This counseling program is a free resource for confidential, convenient, and 24/7 support for a number of problems that may be challenging your health or well-being. No issue is too small! You can call the service for a wide range of issues, such as dealing with stress, anxiety, family problems, job issues or challenges with going back to college.

Just call this number: 1-800-756-3124 and you will be able to talk to one of the counselors. Many times problems can be resolved within that one phone call. While other times, things are a little more complicated and you may want to meet with someone in person to talk through your issue more in-depth. In that case, the service will help you find a counselor covered under your insurance that’s close to your center, home or work so you can meet face to face. (Note: face to face counseling is not covered by SUNY Empire State College). If you don’t have insurance, the service will help you locate a clinic with a sliding-scale fee.

There is no cost to you and the service is completely confidential. Most students who call are looking for help with common everyday problems and concerns. While friends and family can be a great support, sometimes you need a fresh perspective. A counselor can offer that. Dealing with your life challenges can affect your school success. We want you to know that there is help out there whenever you need it 24/7, 365 days a year!