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Welcome to the Iona College Counseling Center!

The Iona College Counseling Center provides a variety of services to the Iona Community such as personal, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy for students, and workshops on a variety of topics related to student wellness. We also serve as a training site for graduate students in counseling or clinical psychology programs. In addition, we are a training site for undergraduate juniors and seniors majoring in social work.

The Counseling Center has a staff of trained counselors, psychologists, and social workers who can help students resolve problems and develop skills that will allow them to get the most out of their college years. For example, many students encounter times when they feel overwhelmed and stressed out. At the Counseling Center, students can learn strategies for how to reduce their stress, better manage their time, and become more skilled at coping. In addition to stress management, students also come to the Counseling Center because they are concerned about depression, self-esteem, anger management, anxiety, academics, self-injurious behavior, problems with substance use/abuse, as well as a variety of issues regarding the quality of their relationships.

Students can arrange an appointment either by calling the Counseling Center at (914) 633-2038, or by coming to the Center, which is located on the second floor of Spellman Hall. Our services are free and confidential within the limits set by the counseling profession, and as required by law. Full-time undergraduate students and graduate students are welcome to use our services.

Mission Statement

The Iona College Counseling Center supports the educational mission of the College and its values of fostering intellectual inquiry, community engagement, appreciation for diversity, and the integration of mind, body and spirit.  The Counseling Center also fosters the values of self-discovery, the attainment of optimal mental health and wellness, and the amelioration of internal and environmental barriers that challenge students’ academic success and hamper their emotional, cultural and spiritual growth. 
 
The Counseling Center seeks to fulfill its mission by:
  • Maintaining a standard of excellence in the provision of culturally competent counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach and advocacy services
  • Assisting students to acquire the skills and strategies requisite to becoming responsible decision-makers, effective problem solvers and productive members of a multicultural society
  • Helping students to master the developmental tasks appropriate to their maturation level
  • Being student-centered and data-driven in its professional activities, allocation of resources, and decision making
  • Educating students and other college constituencies about emerging issues relevant to college student mental health through outreach, training, and psychoeducational programs, and by the utilization of multiple channels for the dissemination of information
  • Coordinating and maintaining an externship training program that is sought after by graduate psychology programs in the New York metropolitan area
  • Serving as consultants to the College community with regard to interpreting information about students in the service of fostering a hospitable campus environment conducive to the growth and development of all students.

We invite you to explore all of the information included on our website in order to become more familiar with our staff and services, as well as many issues related to college student mental health.