Counseling Center

smithThe Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the College by providing a range of counseling services that includes developmental, preventive, and remedial approaches to student development. 

Learn about our Mission

The Counseling Staff Can Help

The Counseling Center offers a wide range of services to full-time undergraduate Manhattan College students, including short term individual therapy, groups, crisis intervention, substance abuse screenings, consultation, psychological education and referrals.

The COVID-19 Pandemic

Learn more about specific offerings from the Counseling Center during this time:

  • a Coronavirus Support Group for undergraduate students who are having trouble adjusting to life during this pandemic; a place to talk to other students who have the same feelings. 
  • KORU Mindfulness Workshop for teaching mindfulness and meditation as a way to manage stress and reduce anxiety.

The Counseling Center clinicians are licensed psychologists, social workers and mental health counselors from different cultural and theoretical backgrounds. They guide students through the therapeutic process to increase awareness and develop healthy coping strategies around issues such as:

  • Psychological Issues – depression, anxiety, suicidality, eating disorders, addiction and substance abuse
  • Personal Concerns – academic difficulties, cultural and identity issues, gender, sexual orientation, self-esteem, family problems, stress management, concerns about friends
  • Interpersonal Issues – communication skills, dating and relationships, conflict management and resolution
  • Crisis Intervention – acute stress, sexual assault, death of a family member or friend

Make an Appointment

  • Counseling Center Support Services During COVID-19

    The Counseling Center is committed to supporting our students' mental health, emotional health and well-being. We are currently offering remote counseling sessions via phone or HIPAA compliant video call to undergraduate students. 

    The Counseling Center is running a Coronavirus Support Group for all undergraduate students who are having trouble adjusting to life during the pandemic. More about the Coronavirus Support Group here.

    For graduate students we are offering consultations and referrals. 

    We are currently closed for walk-in appointments but you can schedule a meeting by contacting Julie Egan at jegan01@manhattan.edu or (718) 862-7394.

    KORU Mindfulness Class

    We are also offering KORU Mindfulness classes. You will learn the skills that have been known to assist with academic and mental focus, stress and other issues impacting your college life. For more information or to register for KORU Mindfulness email nzambrano01@manhattan.edu

    For more information and guidance on recognizing and managing emotional or mental health distress related to COVID-19, please go to one of the following links:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

    https://theconversation.com/7-science-based-strategies-to-cope-with-coronavirus-anxiety-133207

    IDMH COVID19 Community Stress Management Tip Sheet 2020

     

  • Coronavirus Support Group

    The Counseling Center is running a support group for all undergraduate students who are having trouble adjusting to life during this pandemic; a place to talk to other students who are having the same feelings.  Are you struggling with social distancing, with adjusting to "the new normal, with online learning, with your living situation? Feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of school, relationships, work and the overall stress that comes with life in these chaotic times?

    You're not alone. Let's support each other; together, we can get through this.

    Group will be held remotely on Wednesdays from 3 – 4 p.m.

    Email Anthony Nazaire at anazaire01@manhattan.edu for the link to join.

    All requests to attend must be received by 2 p.m. on the day of group meeting.

The Counseling Center is friendly and welcoming. The process of going did not add to the anxiety I was feeling and I felt safe to express my fears and concerns. Also I felt that the counselor really listened and cared about me.

The counseling services here have changed my entire experience at Manhattan College.

  • Spring Mindfulness for Students

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    Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious?  Would you like to learn evidence-based skills to help you calm and focus you mind?  The Counseling Center is offering Koru Mindfulness - an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. 

    This is an introductory class - no previous experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. You will learn specific skills including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more.

    This class meets once per week for 4 weeks. Each class is 75 minutes in length. Attendance at all 4 classes is mandatory

    Spring  Mindfulness.  3:00pm - 4:15pm on Mondays
    • Monday March 15th
    • Monday March 22nd
    • Monday March 29th
    • Monday April 12th
    Register

    If you have questions please contact Nicol Zambrano at nzambrano01@manhattan.edu.

  • KORU Mindfulness for Faculty, Staff and Administrators

    Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious?  Would you like to learn evidence-based skills to help you calm and focus your mind?  The Counseling Center is offering Koru Mindfulness - an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as a way to manage stress and reduce anxiety.  

    This is an introductory class - no previous experience with meditation or mindfulness is required. You will learn specific skills including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more.

    This class meets once per week for 4 weeks. Each class is 75 minutes in length. Attendance at all 4 classes is mandatory. 

    KORU Mindfulness.  4:30 pm - 5:45 pm on Wednesdays 
    • Wednesday March 24th 
    • Wednesday March 31st
    • Wednesday April 7th
    • Wednesday April 14th 
    Register

    If you have questions please contact Nicol Zambrano at nzambrano01@manhattan.edu.