At the Wellness Center, we know that a vital part of your academic success is your emotional well-being. It can be extremely difficult to focus on your goals, even simple tasks or activities, when you are feeling stressed, anxious, angry or depressed.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is how healthy you feel and how well you are able to meet your daily obligations.
How we can help you
We want to provide you with the guidance, information, resources and support needed to make college life more manageable and successful. Our counselors are available to help you overcome personal, social and academic issues in a safe and confidential environment.
Counseling services are provided by licensed professional counselors.
How to Reach UsWhatever your circumstances, let’s talk! We are here to help and support you. If you are experiencing any issues or want to speak with someone, we encourage you to visit The Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, or for more information about our services, please contact our office: The Wellness Center Phone: (718) 482-5471 Email: WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu Location: C249Website: www.laguardia.edu/WellnessCenter Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emotional wellness is promoting self-care, a positive
attitude, high self-esteem, and a strong self-image. This includes coping effectively with life
and creating satisfying relationships.
Intellectual (Academic) Wellness is engaging in creative and
stimulating mental activities. Using the resources available to expand ones
knowledge, improving skills, and increase one’s potential.
Physical wellness is the ability to apply ones knowledge,
motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude, and skills toward
achieving personal fitness and health goals. This includes recognizing the need
for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep.
Financial wellness includes satisfaction with current and
future financial situations, the ability to manage money, understand ones
financial aid and the ability to sustain one’s self financially.
Occupational wellness is personal satisfaction and
enrichment from one’s work. The occupationally well person fulfills a socially
defined role that is both stimulating and inherently rewarding. S/he chooses a
role (or several roles) that are consistent with beliefs, goals, lifestyle,
personality and values.
Social wellness is the ability to develop a sense of
connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system. The socially well
person has a network of friends and family to whom s/he can turn to for
support, validation and sharing of life experiences. These relationships are
based on interdependence (rather than codependence), mutual trust and respect,
equity of power and cultural competence.
Environmental Wellness is the ability to develop healthy
relationships, the ability to interact with others effectively, the ability to
adapt to various social situations, and life challenges in one’s educational,
personal, and professional environment. This includes good health by occupying
pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
Spiritual Wellness is developing a sense of purpose and
meaning to life. This is accomplished by
learning to experience healthy relationships that incorporate love, joy, and