What is Counseling?
One of the primary purposes of counseling is to help students address problem areas and to make effective changes.
What kinds of problems are addressed at the counseling department?
Students come to the counseing center for a variety of concerns. Some include academic problems, relationship problems, family problems or difficulties adjusting to college life.
Are the meetings confidential?
All counseling is held in the strictest confidence as mandated by law. Student counseling records are kept separate from other college files.
Is there a fee for Counseling?
The counseling services at York College are free.
What are the qualifications of the counselors?
The counselors are licensed mental health professionals.
Do I need an appointment?
You are free to come to the Counseling Center on a walk-in basis. After the first meeting the counselor may suggest a follow-up appointment.
Who is eligible for services?
All current York College students are eligible for counseling.
Where is the Counseling Center located?
We are located in the Academic Core Building, Room 1G03.
What are the hours of the Counseling Center?
Spring 2014 Semester
- Monday - 9:00am - 5:30pm
- Tuesday - 9:00am - 5:30pm
- Wednesday - 9:00am - 5:30pm
- Thursday - 9:00am - 6:30pm
- Friday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
How many times can I visit the Counseling Center? Can you provide me with referrals off campus?
Students are seen at the Counseling Center on a short-term basis. Students who require long-term services will be referred for counseling in the community.
The Counseling Center Staff
- Director of Counseling - Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, Ph.D.
- Manager of Veteran's Affairs/Student Psychological Counselor - Sidney Smith III, Ph.D.
- Student Psychological Counselor - Jay L. Choi, Ph.D.
- Student Psychological Counselor - Nicole Benjamin, LCSW-R
- Office Assistant - Fanny Gamboa