Mental Health and Counseling Services
Programs and Groups
- WCC students can join our weekly Support Groups! Find more info by clicking here.
- Looking to support a student or friend? Click here to learn about our Trainings.
- Stay up to date with our Programs and Workshops by clicking here.
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online), is a free self-help platform available to all WCC students, and is completely private and secure with no contact from a mental health professional. Start using TAO by clicking here and registering with your WCC email and password. With TAO, you can access mental health and wellness content all online and at your own speed!
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.
More frequently asked questions are answered in this video and on our FAQ page.
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.
The Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services provides services in-person and through Zoom for Healthcare. Students are eligible for telehealth services if they are currently enrolled in courses at WCC and are located in the state of New York or New Jersey at the time of their session.