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 Center is committed to supporting our students mental health, emotional health and well-being. We are available for in-person counseling sessions by appointment. For graduate students we are offering consultations and referrals. Our office is located in Miguel Hall, Room 501.

Students can schedule an appointment:

  • By phone: (718) 862-7394
  • By email: Julie Egan directly at
  • In person: our office is located in Miguel Hall, Room 501 (access through northern stairwell)
  • The Adjustment to College Group
    • Adjustment to College Support Group 

      Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:00pm at the Counseling Center. Miguel Hall, room 501

      Attending college is a major life transition for young adults. Feeling overwhelmed, uneasy, or missing home can be a normal part of the adjustment process, but you dont have to go through it alone. Join us on Tuesday afternoons to meet other students and receive encouragment and support. Aspects of the adjustment process and coping stragegies will be discussed. 

      To register for the group email Briana at or for more information call the Counseling Center  (718) 862-7394.

  • Zen Room

    Are you looking for a calming space to relax and recharge? Do you need a quiet place to reflect and de-stress? Do you want to prioritize self-care this semester? Schedule some time in The Zen Room a space designed to help students develop relaxation skills, cope with stress and practice mindful mediation. 

    To sign up for a slot in the Zen Room or for more information, please contact Julie Egan directly by email at or by phone at (718) 862-7292. 

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. Our 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
  • Fall Mindfulness Workshop


    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 60 minutes in length. Attendance at all 4 classes is mandatory.

    Afternoon Mindfulness: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. on Mondays in Miguel Hall, Room 501
    • Monday, Sept. 12th
    • Monday, Sept. 19th 
    • Monday, Sept. 26th 
    • Monday, Oct. 3rd
    Link to register for the Monday afternoon group:


Student Testimonials

Hear from students on how the Counseling Center has helped them: 

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.