The support you need to help you succeed!

College years are exciting, but sometimes stressful time. Many students encounter problems that are not easily resolvable... or, their usual ways of handling problems aren't working well. They may have found, for example, that talking to friends or relatives about their concerns is unsatisfying. 

Some common concerns confronting students include anxiety/stress, low self-confidence, relationship difficulties, self-defeating behaviors, academic problems, sexual identity concerns, and decision- making dilemmas. Counseling and Wellness Services can provide assistance. 

Counseling is a chance to talk over what is on your mind with an objective person. A counselor can help you learn new skills and ways of looking at situations so that you will be more capable of solving problems on your own. 

Below is a list of commonly shared reasons why a student might want to make use of Counseling Services: 

  • Counselors are non-judgmental, objective, professional, experienced helpers. 
  • Counselors try to make you comfortable in talking -- they understand and help with your initial anxiety. 
  • Counseling involves the concerns and problems of normal students. 
  • It’s common for students to utilize Counseling Services. 
  • Initiating counseling and remaining in counseling is voluntary. 
  • All counseling is confidential. No information is released to anyone without written consent. 
  • Medical students are at high risk for burnout, substance abuse, suicidal ideation/suicide and relationships issues such as divorce. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact:

Shelbi Simmons, LCSW-R
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
6th Floor, Room 603D
(212) 851-1199 x42563

Lenora Koffman, LCSW-R
60 Prospect Avenue; Room 119
(845) 648-1331

If you feel uncertain about whether counseling is for you, please schedule an appointment for an introductory meeting and discuss your reservations. There is no obligation to continue.