Counseling Services offers comprehensive clinical services to the full-time undergraduate students and full-time residential graduate students of Manhattanville College free of charge. We offer individual, group, couple, and family therapy, as well as consultations, assessments, psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, and referrals. We also have a wellness room that includes a massage chair, a light box and biofeedback.
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.
Counseling Services is pleased to announce that the following groups are being offered for Spring 2019 and we welcome new members! Specific dates and times to be determined by member's availability and interest. Please call Counseling Services at extension 5155 for more information about these exciting group opportunities!
LIFE SKILLS FOR INDEPENDENCEwith Michelle Mulligan, NP The transition from high school to college is big, and then from college to “the real world” is bigger; both transitions are stressful and filled with many changes in responsibility. This group will provide students with the opportunity to learn important skills and ask questions they might not have the opportunity to ask otherwise. The group will focus on challenging myths in the areas of sex education, health, personal hygiene, prescriptions, medications and medication management, and general self-care. This group will be a drop-in group and will run the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Health Center.
This is an ongoing group for students who feel their family's dysfunction is one of their biggest problems. This group will be held in a safe, confidential environment where students can gain insight into how their family dynamics influence their lives and emotional wellbeing and learn new ways to be healthy despite a potentially unhealthy family situation. This group will run every Tuesday from 2 to 3pm in the new Wellness Room (Spellman G-11).
EMOTIONAL TOOLBOXwith Christine Podber, Staff Psychotherapist and Natalia Potter, LMSW
The Emotional Toolbox group is for anyone who experiences intense feelings, feels that their emotions are out of control, or reacts in ways that could potentially be harmful when they are upset. This group offers students skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants will leave this group with a set of skills that will allow them to better cope with overwhelming emotions, distressful thoughts and behaviors, and the drama of day-to-day college life. The group will run every Wednesday in the Group Room from 12:45-1:45.
A weekly book group. We will read and discuss a book that is related to a mental health diagnosis (Eating Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, OCD, Bipolar Disorder). The book will be selected by the group from. We will meet regularly to discuss the book; allowing for the development of insight, empathy and understanding of different clinical diagnoses. This book group is perfect for Psych majors, students who personal experience with, or who have a family member or loved one diagnosed with a mental health condition. This group will meet every Friday at 3pm in the new Wellness Room (Spellman G-11). Let’s read!
Our staff dietician will lead a group helping students to learn about how they can change eating habits to promote emotional and physical wellness. They will have the opportunity to ask questions and suggest content for discussion. This group will run on Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 in the new Wellness Room (Spellman G-11).