Counseling Center

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The 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. This is accomplished through short-term individual counseling, group counseling, educational programs, community consultation and crisis intervention. 

Through these services, the Center seeks to:

  • help students successfully negotiate the developmental challenges of young adulthood
  • adjust adequately to the campus environment, enhancing their personal growth and benefiting from the College environment.

Recognizing that some students will experience significant emotional or psychological difficulties that may impede their academic progress, the Center promotes student wellness by providing assessment, treatment and referral services as appropriate. The Counseling Center staff embrace the Catholic Lasallian tradition of the College in respecting the inherent dignity of each individual we serve, facilitating student reflection on values and principles during critical turning points of development and in recognizing our potential to contribute to the education of the whole person.

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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 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
  • Fall Mindfulness Workshop

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    This fall the Counseling Center will offer a four-session course focused on mindfulness. During the four sessions of Koru Mindfulness, you will learn the skills that have been known to assist with academic and mental focus, stress and other issues impacting your college life. Classes will be held on the following dates, in Miguel 501: 

    • October 2 
    • October 9
    • October 16
    • October 23

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  • Adjustment to College Support Group: Fall 2019

    1A909715.jpgAttending 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 every Tuesday afternoon to meet other students and receive encouragement and support to make the most of your college experience. Aspects of the adjustement process and coping strategies will be discussed.

    Meetings will be begin weekly starting on Tuesday, August 27th in the Counseling Center, Miguel Hall Room 501 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    This group is open to all students.

    Please contact the Counseling Center at (718) 862-7394 or email jennifer.mcardle@manhattan.edu for more information.