Mental Health and Counseling Services
What is Mental Health and Counseling Services and who is it for?
The Department of Mental Health & Counseling Services is a mental health resource for students currently enrolled in classes at Westchester Community College. Licensed Mental Health Professionals provide free, short-term support for students who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, adjustment, and a range of other personal challenges.
The Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services creates a campus environment that is safe, growth fostering, and prioritizes the psychological, social, and emotional well-being of our college community. Employing a holistic approach to mental health, the Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services offers confidential, individual and group mental health services to students, as well as programming, outreach, and psychoeducation initiatives to the broader College community.
The Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services provides clinical mental health services to currently enrolled Westchester Community College students. Alumni and prospective students are not eligible for individual or group mental health services. Certain non-clinical programs including trainings, workshops, and presentations may be open to non-students (ie: faculty, staff, alumni, and family members). Learn more about the services we offer by going to our Scope of Services page.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services aims to embrace all aspects of a student’s identity and experience. Licensed Mental Health Professionals honor the ways in which ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, and/or positionally can influence one’s mental health and well being. Awareness of systems of injustice and clinician cultural humility are central to the services provided within DMHCS.
Telehealth: Services in the Hybrid World
Telehealth is the delivery of health related services remotely using video/digital technology. The Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services Telehealth services are conducted through Zoom for Healthcare. Students are eligible for Telehealth services if they are seeking short-term mental health support, are currently enrolled in courses at WCC, and are located in the state of New York or New Jersey.