The Wellness Center

Contact Us

Room: C-Building, C-249
Phone: (718) 482-5471

Monday- Wednesday  9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
Thursday  9 a.m.- 7 p.m. 
Friday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Schedule a Counseling Appointment:
English Intake Form
Spanish Intake Form

Upcoming Events

Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, 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: Our team of experienced and licensed counselors is available to provide confidential sessions to address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression and more.
  • Crisis Support: In times of crisis, counselors are available to ensure that students have immediate access to professional support.
  • Mental Health Workshops: Workshops on topics such as stress management, mindfulness and managing anxiety are available to help students develop valuable coping skills.
  • Mental Health Training: Various trainings are available to student groups/classes (and faculty and staff). Some of the trainings include Mental Health First Aid, Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) and others. Request can be submitted here.

Reasons to Visit

We are here to help you address the following concerns:

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Depression
  • Diversity and cultural differences
  • Family difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQIA) concerns
  • Recovering from trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress and anxiety

How to Reach Us

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.


Call/text/chat services:

Additional resources:

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.

  • View our Off-campus Resources Guide.
  • Togetherall – A safe, anonymous, online peer community to support your mental health, free to all CUNY students. Sign up with your LaGuardia student email.
  • eCHECKUP TO GO – A virtual program provides confidential, personalized information and feedback on your alcohol, cannabis and nicotine use, including its effects on your health, relationships and life goals.
Unsure if you or someone you know should see a mental health professional? These online questionnaires can give you a better understanding.


Depression is a condition that can affect anyone. Here are the signs:

  • Feeling sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless or generally pessimistic
  • Focusing on death or suicide
  • Withdrawing from friends and hobbies/activities
  • Experiencing anxiety, stress and/or irritability
  • Feeling fatigued or lacking energy
  • Giving away possessions and/or making out a will
  • Experiencing changes in sleep and/or appetite
  • Having difficulty concentrating, making decisions or remembering things
  • Saying things like “I don’t deserve to be here” or “I want to die”
  • Increased use of alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Engaging in reckless behavior

Suicide Prevention Tips

If someone you know is thinking about suicide, there are a few ways you can help.

  1. If they are in immediate danger, call 911.
  2. Reach out if you think someone is suffering in silence and could be reluctant to seek assistance.
  3. Listen to the person and accept their feelings. Try not to judge or argue.
  4. Remind them that support is available on campus and in the community.
  5. Offer to go with the person to seek help from their parents, a wellness counselor or another source of support.

Learn more about helping students in distress.

In recognition of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants and in compliance with applicable law, CUNY supports the rights of employees and students who are nursing mothers. CUNY is dedicated to accommodating the needs of nursing mothers for break time and a private space to express breast milk on campus. Lactation rooms are in Room C-350 and MB-60. Contact the Wellness Center for approval for use. Learn more about the CUNY Lactation Room Policy here.

Meet Our Staff

Frank LaTerra-Bellino(718) 482-5078Director- Wellness Center
Regina Varin-Mignano(718) 482-5286Manager –Health and Wellness Education and Grant Development, Director– Neurodiversity Program
Jean Buckley-Lockhart(718) 482-5258Counselor
Shanté Bassett(718) 730-7593Counselor
Ana Mora(718) 482-5263Counselor
Jennifer MitchellMayer(718) 482-5471Counselor
Jane Kim(718) 482-5471Counselor
Desiree Rodriguez(718) 482-5471SAMHSA MHAT Coordinator
Andrea Bellissimo(718) 482-5471Counselor
Choden Tenzin(718) 482-5278Counselor