SHAC - Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers comprehensive clinical services to the full-time undergraduate and residential graduate students of Manhattanville University free of chargeWe offer individual, group, couple, and family therapy, as well as consultations, assessments, psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, and referralsWe also have a wellness room that includes a massage chair, a lightbox, and biofeedback. 

Counseling Opportunities

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Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling provides students with an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.  Such issues may include adjustment difficulties, homesickness, relationship stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family discord, gender and sexual identity, alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, and many others. 

Counseling Services follows a brief therapy model in order to accommodate the entire student body.  During your first session, you and your counselor will determine how Counseling Services can best meet your needs.  If a student requires long term counseling or their issues are beyond the scope of Counseling Services, a referral to an off-campus mental health provider may become necessary.  If this is the case, Counseling Services will work with the student on locating and transitioning to an outside provider. 

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TGNCNB Counseling

SHAC Counseling Services staff are committed to providing affirming, quality mental health services to transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and sexually diverse students.  Our staff are trained in the complexities relating to questioning sexuality, gender, and the process of coming out.  Students may find it helpful to speak with one of our counselors who can provide support and assistance to students navigating through these important milestones in their identity development.

Group Counseling

Student Health and Counseling is currently offering the following groups:
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This group is dedicated for 1st Gen Students to discuss their unique experiences being the first in their family to attend collegeFor questions and concerns contact 

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The Emotional Toolbox group is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy based group. This group is designed to help students understand and manage strong emotions through mindfulness emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills. This group will be led by Christine Podber. For questions please email 

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Feelings can be manly too... Let's talk about it.

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Do you find that your relationships are chaotic and sometimes toxic? Do your family members drive you crazy? Do you find it difficult to make and maintain healthy relationships? If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, this group could be for you!


Increase your self-awareness and self-understanding in order to improve your relationships with others.

wellness coaching

Join our clinicians to learn more about how you can begin to prioritize your health and wellness.


Please contact SHAC at (914)323-5155 or email for more information about available group opportunitiesGroup Counseling information can also be found on the wall outside of our office, Spellman G-11.

Contact Us

  • Student Health and Counseling


    Spellman Hall G-17