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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

Committed to the pursuit and attainment of academic excellence by all students, the Iona College Counseling Center supports a diverse community of learners in fully realizing their opportunities for intellectual, emotional, cultural, and vocational growth afforded by the College.

The Counseling Center seeks to fulfill its mission by:

  • Helping students to overcome internal and external challenges to their college success and engagement
  • Maintaining a standard of excellence in the provision of culturally competent counseling , crisis intervention, outreach, and advocacy
  • Assisting students in acquiring strategies for managing stress and coping with adversity in order to develop resilience, the ability to solve problems and to make responsible decisions
  • Educating students and other college constituencies about making a healthy transition to college and about newly emerging issues relevant to college student mental health and wellness

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.