Brief – Counseling

Erin Burris, Erin Burris, and Erin Burris

As the stress of the holidays mounts, the City College Student Health Services Center is here to help.

Students are allowed up to six free counseling sessions per semester. The center has 80 hours available each week for students to schedule counseling appointments.

“We treat a lot of depression, anxiety and grief,” said Director of Student Health Services Susan Broderick.

Holidays are peak times for depression, anxiety and stress related issues, Broderick said.

She said that there are many methods for treating depression, including therapeutic processes and stress management tools that can be taught to students to help them with their individual issues.

Sometimes medication is needed. In such a case, the student would be recommended to a local physician for prescription.

“We have fabulous counselors here,” Broderick said.