How do I make an appointment?
Call 212.774.0700, or stop by our office (Carson Hall 806) to arrange to speak to a counselor. Or, come to our office during walk-in hours (weekdays 3-4pm) for a brief counseling session without an appointment.
CWC serves all current MMC students, and sessions are free.
Should i talk to a counselor?
Everyone, at times, feels down, overwhelmed, worried or confused. Often students can manage such times by themselves or with support from family or friends. Sometimes, however, problems may seem too much to handle, and studies or relationships may suffer. If this happens to you, CWC can help.
How does counseling help?
- Counseling provides support and understanding. Counselors listen, without judging.
- Counseling lets you discuss anything; no topic is off limits.Sessions are confidential.
- Counseling provides perspective.
- Counseling identifies goals and potential
- Counseling helps you feel better about who you are and who you can become.
How long is counseling?
Counseling sessions last around 45 minutes. The length of counseling ranges from one or two sessions—enough sometimes to get back on track—to a maximum of 12 sessions. For students who would benefit from longer term therapy, CWC offers referrals in the community.
What is discussed in counseling?
All sorts of concerns are appropriate to discuss in counseling. Some include:
- Anxiety (worries, fears, panic, performance anxiety)
- Sadness, depression, mood swings
- Loneliness or shyness
- Relationships (romantic, friendships)
- Lack of motivation
- Disordered eating, body image
- Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
- Sexual assault or harassment
- Sexual concerns
- Financial concerns
- Identity questions
- Grief and loss
- Alcohol and drugs
- Suicidal thoughts
PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS FOR MEDICATION
While the majority of personal and psychological problems respond to counseling alone, some students also benefit from the assistance of medication. CWC has a psychiatrist to evaluate students’ need for medication and to monitor medication treatment. In general, students who see CWC’s psychiatrist are also seen at CWC for individual counseling.
Appointments with the psychiatrist are free of charge. The cost of medications depends on the particular medication prescribed and your health insurance coverage. CWC’s psychiatrist does not provide emergency supplies of medication.
Services at CWC are confidential. No one outside of CWC is informed a student has come in for services or has access to information about counseling. The only exceptions are:
- Someone’s safety is at risk or the campus community is jeopardized.
- A student’s request in writing to release CWC information.
- Limited information shared with the Dow Zanghi Student Health Center to facilitate students’ care.
- A referral for a mandatory evaluation.
CWC can consult with faculty, staff and students who want to discuss concerns about a student. Call CWC to schedule a meeting with a counselor or come to walk-in hours (weekdays 3-4pm). Please remember that information about student clients is confidential and will not be disclosed in consultations