- Individual Counseling
- Workshops, Activities and Campus-Wide Events
- Classroom Presentations
- Crisis Intervention and Emergency Services
- LGBTQIA+ Services and Outreach
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
All registered Lehman students may be seen for individual personal counseling. Please walk in (during regular office hours) or call 718-960-8761 to schedule an intake appointment.
Counselors use different counseling approaches with the following characteristics and goals:
- Counseling is solution and relationally focused and referrals to off and on campus counseling will be provided as needed.
- Sessions focus on specific issues that affect academic, personal and social functioning.
- Individual counseling is an active process, with both the student and counselor participating.
- If long-term therapy and/or medication is recommended, students will be referred to their community mental health provider.
Group sessions are conducted weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters. Groups typically are held for 60 minutes. Group sessions are free, confidential, and open to all registered Lehman College students. The groups are supportive and educational, focusing on the following four areas:
- Development of new social skills and behaviors
- Replacement of faulty, unhelpful thinking patterns with balanced, healthy ones
- Understanding how thoughts and behaviors influence our feelings
- Developing methods to cope with major life events
Personal growth workshops are one-hour sessions that focus on a topic of student-related interest. Workshops include a presentation followed by a discussion related to understanding mental health, stress management, self-improvement, and wellness.
Classroom Presentations are available on a variety of topics.
The Counseling Center provides immediate intake appointments, crisis intervention, and emergency services for students who feel they need to be seen immediately.
LGBTQIA+ Services and Outreach provides the Lehman College community with services to meet the needs of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender population. The College is now a Safe Zone host, which enlists supportive members of the faculty, staff and student body to act as visible allies to LGBTQIA+students. Participants first attend a training workshop on LGBTQIA+ issues and violence prevention, and then by identify themselves as official allies by posting Safe Zone placards in their offices or on their desks, or by wearing Safe Zone pins and stickers.
Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty peers who support the LGBTQIA+ population. The program also supports LGBTQIA+ individuals around the challenges they face. Safe Zone workshops help you learn more about the LGBTQIA+ population and how to be a supportive ally.
For more information on these services, contact us at 718-960-8761
Stress, both personal and academic, is the most common complaint among students. To help students manage stress, the Counseling Center offers psycho-educational workshops and personal counseling. Workshops that fall under stress management are related to reducing the impact of academic stress and increasing coping capacities. The Counseling Center has created a Zen Meditation Space. Students can attend a guided meditation group, or sign up on their own for meditation time, biofeedback, SAD lamp or zen time.
The Counseling Center provides in-classroom presentations in the following areas: depression and anxiety awareness; sexual assault awareness; domestic violence awareness; and in the study skills areas, including college adjustment, learning strategies, procrastination and time management, and goal setting.
In addition, the Counseling Center provides psycho-educational and personal growth workshops in mental health awareness, study skills strategies, as well as workshops that focus on increasing self-esteem, self-awareness, and improve interpersonal relationships. All of the Center's programs are multi-culturally sensitive and responsive to ethnic and sexual diversity. To request a classroom presentation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-960-8761
The Counseling Center provides consultation to faculty, staff and other appropriate campus personnel about individual students, while respecting the bounds of confidentiality. Consultation is also provided to parents and other family members as needed.
The Counseling Center conducts ongoing evaluations to determine the needs of our students, the effectiveness of our programs, and to improve the quality of care.
In addition, the Center is involved with Penn State's Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health, which represents a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort combining the expertise of mental health treatment providers, psychological researchers, and information sciences and technology.