The Wellness Center provides counseling and wellness services that support and assist you in your intellectual, emotional, psychological, and social development while coping with the challenges of college and life stressors. The Wellness Center offers free and confidential counseling in a safe environment where individual and cultural differences are valued and respected. Our services include: short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, outreach and referrals to college community resources.
• Short-term Individual Counseling: Discuss personal concerns with a licensed mental health professional in a safe, confidential setting. Gain emotional support and learn coping skills and strategies to overcome specific challenges.
• Group Counseling: Share experiences, learn perspectives and practice new behaviors in a safe and supportive environment. Counseling groups are facilitated by one or more licensed mental health counselors in a small group setting.
• Alternative Wellness Classes: Participate in these free classes to improve your mental, physical and spiritual health. Check the campus calendar for more details.
Every other Monday (starting 9/17) Every Wednesday (starting 10/4) 10:30-11:30 a.m. Room MB-10
Tuesdays (9/25-12/11), 3-4 p.m. Room C-401
Tuesdays (9/25-12/6) Thursdays (9/27-12/11) 12:15-12:45 p.m. Room C-249
Thursdays (9/20-12/6) 2:30-4 p.m. Room C-249
Wednesdays (9/26-12/12) 12:30-2 p.m. Room C-401
Thursdays (9/20–12/6), 1-2 p.m. Room C-249
We facilitate counseling groups to help you explore your feelings, process your struggles and find support.
Purpose A support-focused group for students to talk and process daily struggles associated with being LGBTQIA.
Meeting Time Wednesdays, 1–2 p.m. Closed group (intake required) October 24–December 5
Purpose New American students often face many struggles while adjusting to life in America, and they often do it alone. This group will tackle homesickness, financial issues, injustices, fear and language barriers, all while talking about the American college experience. We are much stronger together!
Meeting Time Tuesdays, 4–5 pm. Open group September 25–December 4
Purpose A processing group for students to explore their thoughts and feelings on race and racism. Students will increase their level of self-awareness, learn from different perspectives, and support and encourage one another.
Meeting Time Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Open group October 3–November 21
Purpose Come discuss the stresses of everyday life (relationships, school, home, etc.), and get feedback from people who get it!
Meeting Time Wednesdays, 4:35–5:35 pm. Closed group (intake required) September 25–December 4
We are here to help you address the following concerns:
To schedule an appointment, please contact our office: Room C-249 718-482-5471 WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–6:15 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. If you need to speak with someone outside of office hours, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), text WELL to 65173 or visit NYC Well to chat with a counselor. If you are in danger, in need of immediate medical attention or having thoughts of harming yourself, please call 911.
Being well means balancing the emotional, academic, physical, financial, professional, social, environmental and spiritual aspects of your life. Find support through a variety of student services on campus.
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We offer various health and wellness programs to help students succeed in college and beyond.
Designed for students with autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s, social anxiety or isolation and stigmatization, LaGuardia’s ASSIST program is a grant that consists of trained peer coaches who specialize in working with students on social interactions and self-esteem issues. Gain personalized strategies, receive holistic counseling and improve your college experience. If this interests you,contact Mark Pierce at 718-349-4023.
Project Weekly Wellness is a holistic program that aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA students through psychoeducational workshops and discussion groups. The workshops cover topics related to the experience of LGBTQIA identity, such as gender and sexual identity, coming out and more. Participants have the opportunity to debrief with one another in a group discussion following the workshop.
The Wellness Center offers a special opportunity for graduate students who are enrolled in an approved mental health counseling or social work master’s program. Through the GIP, you can gain experience in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of licensed professionals on LaGuardia’s campus. Interested? Apply today!
To apply, mail or email your cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume to:
Dr. Shanté Colston Director, Graduate Internship Program firstname.lastname@example.org LaGuardia Community College Wellness Center 29-10 Thomson Avenue, C-249 Long Island City, NY 11101
To be considered, you must be enrolled in an approved master’s program, and you must be able to complete a minimum of 21 hours or the minimum hours required by your school’s program.