Counselors help students develop the skills needed to overcome personal problems that are interfering with their academic progress. Some of the personal issues for which students seek counseling are: family issues/conflicts, drug and alcohol related problems, sexual concerns, self-confidence, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, developing a sense of identity, and loss and bereavement.
Students receive personal counseling services through individual short-term counseling sessions, and counselors may make referrals to outside agencies when necessary. The counseling relationship is completely confidential and private.
Students can meet with counselors in the following ways:
1. Walk-In Counseling: Walk-in counseling allows students an opportunity to speak with a counselor on a drop-in basis. These sessions are designed to be brief in duration. If the issue requires more time, an individual counseling appointment is scheduled.
2. Individual Counseling: Individual counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment and provide time for a more in-depth discussion of the student’s issues.
Through career counseling, students explore, establish, clarify, and plan appropriate and realistic goals. Counselors help students explore their interests and skills, complete career inventories, interpret results, and use this information to develop a career plan.
For more information please visit the Counseling Department located in B-100 or their website at www.lagcc.cuny.edu/counseling