Tel: (646) 313-8165
The mission of the Office of Wellness is to support and aid students in reaching their academic and personal goals by promoting their interpersonal and psychological well-being. We are committed to assist students in addressing any stress, conflicts, and other psycho-social factors that may be a hindrance. The Office of Wellness seeks to provide a non-judgmental space, work collaboratively, and equip students with effective strategies to use now and in the future.
We provide short-term, mental health counseling to assist students with problem-solving, adjustment issues, and other matters of personal concern that may interfere with their academic success at Guttman Community College. All counseling services are free, confidential, and voluntary. Additionally, the Office of Wellness facilitates several workshops and events throughout the year to support student growth and well-being.
To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by Room 507, or complete the Counseling Appointment Request Form below and drop it in the secure box located outside Room 507. We are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
When you think of counseling or therapy what comes to mind? A couch? Someone nodding politely as you talk about your dreams? Ink blots? Strait jackets and padded rooms? Someone asking you how you are feeling? We all have ideas about what counseling is and who it’s for. Many people are wary of counseling, thinking they “should” handle their problems by themselves, they don’t “need” it, or they are worried what it might be like.
So what is counseling?
Here at the Wellness Office, we view counseling as a safe, non-judgmental space where we can work together on areas in your life you want to see change. While you will experience an openness to talk about what you are thinking and feeling, –and yes, there might even be some nodding– we don’t just stop there. Most people come to counseling because they are experiencing emotions they don’t know how to handle and/or not getting the results in life they are wanting. In counseling you will identify any beliefs, behaviors, and patterns that may be holding you back or leaving your feeling stuck. Together we will explore the interactions between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and change any unhealthy patterns that may be at the core of your problems. It is our goal to give you tools to help you overcome life’s challenges, both now and in the future!
During our first session, we will get to know each other. You will share what has been going on, answer some questions, learn about the counseling process, and set goals for our work together. The following sessions will simply be working towards those goals.
Counseling at the Wellness Office is short-term, confidential, and voluntary.
People come to counseling to have a safe space to talk about what they are thinking and feeling. People deal with all types of challenges in their daily life; counseling provides an outlet to talk, as well as, learn skills to understand, manage, and cope with these challenges. Common issues that students seek counseling for are:
The first session of counseling is called the intake session. During this initial session, the student will be able to talk what brings them in. A main focus, however, will be on the counselor asking the student questions to get background information that will allow the counselor to put the student’s current situation into context. The purpose of this session is for the counselor to get a full picture of the student and for the counselor and student to work collaboratively to set goals for treatment. The sessions following this intake session will focus more on the student’s presenting problem and working toward the student’s goals.
Wellness discussion groups provide an opportunity to come together with some of your peers to share and offer support to one another. Each group is focused around a particular topic of student interest. What is discussed and who attends is completely confidential.
Social Anxiety Group – every Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm from September 28-November 2nd in Room 506A. Email email@example.com if you are interested.
Alcohol & Drug Abuse:
Youth & Teen Hotlines:
People who have anxiety or struggle with talking on the phone can use a text-based app called ImAlive.org to check in with mental health experts and receive help via text message