The Department of Learning and Student Development provides short term personal counseling services for all current students. Issues discussed in counseling may include adjustment to being away from home or college life, difficulties with motivation or decision-making, relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, uncertainty about future careers or coping with illness or death of a loved one. All services offered are free of charge and within the guidelines of confidentiality. Referrals to community agencies will be made when requested or deemed necessary.

Counselors also provide psycho-educational programming for the student body. Some of the workshops that are offered throughout the semesters include: Communication, Sleep Deprivation, Healthy Relationships, Stress Management, Anger Management, Coping Skills for Depression and Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Suggestions are always welcome for additional workshops to meet students’ needs.

SUNY Sullivan Counselors

Chris Kubis, LCSW-R, 845.434.5750 X 4241

Jennifer King, LCSW, CASAC, 845.434.5750 X4335

Lynn Leibowitz- Whitehead, LMSW, 845.434.5750 X4328

Counseling appointments are available Monday – Friday 9 am to 5pm
Walk-in services are available but appointments are encouraged.

Dial 360 for on campus security in an emergency

SUNY Sullivan BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team)

Mission Statement:

This team has been formed to serve the college community as a resource for referring students of concern. The overarching goal of the BIT is prevention of violence and creation of a safe campus through communication and coordination of interventions. The BIT process does not replace classroom management, the disciplinary process, or security responses to incidents. This is meant to provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to report at-risk behavior where a student’s mental health may be a contributing factor and they may be at risk to themselves or others socially, mentally, and/or physically.

Contact: Jennifer King 434-5750 Ext. 4335 or Matt Laspisa 845.434.5750 Ext. 4481.