The Department of Counseling
About Us


Dealing with the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The devastation of Hurricane Sandy has affected us all. some of us have lost loved ones or suffered damage to our homes and apartments. Others may not have been directly impacted but know friends or family who have suffered losses or are struggling without power. Coping with such a disaster is often difficult and you may experience feelings of anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, and depresssion. The Counseling Department is here to help. We  offer free and confidential mental health counseling. We are also able to help guide you to resources that may be helpful to you. Please call us at  212-237-8111  to make an appointment or drop by our offices in L.68.00 in the New Building. We hope that you and your family are safe and sound and want to assist you in any way possible.

The Department of Counseling is both an interdisciplinary academic department as well as a service department. The department offers minors in counseling and in human service that are designed to enhance a liberal arts education by fostering adjustment, self-reflection and connection to the College. The courses offered by our faculty and our research interests incorporate counseling psychology, personal and career development, counseling theory, research and ethics, critical thinking, the development of analytical abilities, social and cultural diversity, communication skills, and experiential learning skills in a variety of human service settings within the criminal justice system and in public service. Our Counseling Services Center offers students support services and opportunities for personal, social, and educational growth including free psychological and counseling services in a variety of areas to meet the mental health and developmental needs of our students and others in the campus community. These services include a wide range of personal and group counseling, outreach, training, and educational services. The department also provides consultation to faculty, staff, campus organizations, and offers graduate externships and peer counseling training programs.


Lynette Cook-Francis , Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room L65, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8100, Email: