Tele sessions with home providers

In an attempt to provide additional options for student support, Binghamton University is offering students a way to maintain progress in psychotherapy or other provider services while away from home. Student living situations sometimes don't provide a calm and private environment needed to communicate with providers from a distance. Health and Counseling Services at Binghamton University are pleased to offer students a quiet and confidential place to participate in tele sessions with their home provider.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Friday

In order to get on the schedule to use this service, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your home therapist/provider is willing to schedule tele sessions with you. Participation is voluntary on the provider’s part. Any financial cost incurred is the responsibility of the student. Also, students will have to bring their own laptop computer to use for the tele session.
  2. Next, call the University Counseling Center at 607-777-2772 to make an appointment for your tele session. If your appointment is one that occurs regularly (every other Monday at 3 p.m., for example), please let the staff know.  Availability might vary but the staff will do their best to accommodate requests.
  3. Bring your own laptop or device with you at the reserved time and place.

  4. The person helping you with reservations will inform you of the location. Arrive a few minutes before the appointment time and knock on the door, or go ahead and enter if it is open.

  5. Should you need to cancel, do so by calling the number above and letting the staff know or leaving a message.  

Binghamton University is not responsible for ensuring of the quality of the therapy received and is purely providing a confidential space for the interaction to occur. Should the arrangement not benefit the student as hoped, students are reminded of campus resources through the DSHSC and the University Counseling Center. Community referrals are also available. Contact staff for further information.