Individual and Group Counseling
Concerns, choices and problems are a part of everyday life. Many times we can deal with our personal issues with the help of family or friends, but sometimes we need someone else to talk to. At CCNY, we have a Counseling Center with professional counselors who provide a safe and private space to help our students sort out whatever they are going through. We are interested in listening to your concerns and helping you achieve your goals. Students generally are able to see counselors for up to eight (8) sessions with facilitated referrals to appropriate counseling and resources in the community as needed.
The Counseling Center can help address:
- Stress,anxiety or panic attacks
- Feelings of depression, sadness or loneliness.
- Homesickness and adjusting to a new place, lifestyle, or culture.
- Transition from high school to college life.
- Relationship problems with partners, friends, family.
- Problems with your college courses or grades.
- Alcohol or drug use.
- Sexual identity or orientation issues.
- Grief from loss of loved ones.
Group sessions help students deal with typical stressors such as self-confidence, self-esteem, relationships and stress related to employment, college and family issues. Participating in groups is a great way to connect with other students in a safe and supportive environment.
Currently, we are offering the following group sessions:
A new group for CCNY students to connect.
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Starts February 12, 2013
Stress Management Group
Stop by to learn about stress management and coping strategies for busy lives in college.
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Starts February 14, 2013
Hold Me Tight
Get closer with conversations for connection: a relationship education group open to all orienta-tions. Singles, couples, and people in all kinds of relationships are welcome.
Fridays 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Begins February 15, 2013
We can also offer topic groups as well, such as relationship groups, stress management, cultural adjustment to the U.S., and others. If you are interested in participating in a group that we do not currently have available, please let us know.
Peer Counseling Program
CCNY offers Peer Counseling as another level of support to help CCNY students address barriers to learning. Peer Counselors (PCs) are carefully-selected and trained undergraduate students with an interest in Psychology or Counseling. They provide several hours per week of peer counseling and campus outreach, and receive weekly supervision by a licensed psychologist. Their training allows them to utilize supportive counseling and problem-solving techniques for students with issues common to college students, such as relationships, decision making, and stress. Peer Counseling is confidential and free to all CCNY students. "As peer counselors, we are here to listen and explore feelings. Our goal is to help you develop your own solutions to problems…"
How is an appointment made at the Counseling Center?Students can either call to schedule an intake at telephone number (212) 650-8222 or walk-in to schedule an appointment. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Evening hours are available by appointment. The Counseling Center is located in the Marshak Science Building, J- 15. Students are urged to keep their appointments and in the event of a cancellation students should contact the Counseling Center.