Your life at LIM College will be both exciting and challenging. Exposing yourself to a new city, increased academic pressure and unfamiliar faces can result in anxiety you’ve yet to experience. Talking with someone about your worries can be helpful and necessary for your mental and emotional health.
The mission of the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services is to promote personal growth and skills development. We’re here to help you through a variety of free and confidential services.
In addition to on-campus services, the Student Virtual Pamphlet Collection provides online resources and information related to college success and survival. This resource was created by various colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Do you wonder if you have a problem with alcohol use, depression/suicidality, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? Click on our online mental health self-assessment link for anonymous and private screening. For alcohol abuse, view the Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO, an interactive web-based alcohol education and private prevention program.
No matter what your concerns are, personal counseling with an LIM College counselor is a good place to start. Our professionally-trained counselors help you resolve confusing and distressing personal issues by talking with someone who is not involved in your everyday life. You receive a different perspective to learn new skills and outlooks on situations.
The Office of Counseling & Wellness Services offers short-term individual, group, couples and family counseling for a wide range of personal issues. You may visit us at any time, but most people seek counseling when their current problem solving skills aren’t working well and result in feeling sad, depressed, confused or angry.
Some common problems we can assist you with are:
- Adjusting to college
- Depression and/or sadness
- Anxiety, stress and/or panic
- Eating problems, body image or weight concerns
- Death or loss of someone close to you
- Family problems
- Relationship issues
- Sexual identity or orientation issues
- Difficulty concentrating, performance or creative blocks
- Alcohol and/or drug use
- Struggling to become independent from parents, but also maintaining a relationship with family
- Coping with a traumatic experience such as a sexual assault or unwanted pregnancy
- Achievement and/or motivation concerns
- Worry about being unique or different (i.e., culture, race, ethnicity, religion)
If you confront an issue that’s difficult to manage on your own, don’t feel that you are alone. Call us at (212) 752-1530 Ext. 315. We’re here to offer you the support you may need to achieve personal and academic success.
And remember, counseling is free and confidential.
Because counseling includes discussion of sensitive personal information, you should feel safe in your conversations with counselors and confident that your privacy is protected.
Our staff has a legal and ethical obligation to protect your privacy. Information about your counseling is confidential and counseling records are not part of your academic or administrative records. We won’t disclose information related to your counseling without written permission. This includes responding to questions from parents, friends and faculty members.
However, there are a few exceptions to the general rule of confidentiality.
We would be required to release information, and possibly contact appropriate people, under the following circumstances:
- There is a danger you may harm yourself or someone else.
- We learn information which leads us to believe a child or elderly person is being abused or neglected.
- We receive a court order to release information (i.e. you are involved in a criminal or civil case in which your emotional or mental health is a concern).
To ensure we provide you with the best care we can, there’s another way your information might be shared. Our staff members may consult with other Counseling & Wellness Services staff members (protecting your anonymity as much as possible) in order to determine the best way to help you.
If any of these circumstances occur, we’ll discuss it with you when possible.
Campus Location: Maxwell Hall
216 45th St., 14th Floor
(212) 752-1530 ext. 315
Fax: (212) 750-3466
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.