Nyack College Counseling Center

At this time the College has moved all classes to remote learning for our students to help keep them safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Counseling Center has responded by offering to provide Telehealth Counseling.  Students who are interested, please email maggie.labocki@nyack.edu to set an appointment.

Telehealth Counseling will be extended till the end of June. 

Webinar: Support for Students During Uncertain Times-April 13th @3pm 

  • Identifying Normal Reactions
  • Learning to Manage Stress and Anxiety
  • Dealing with Grief and Loss
  • Social Distance vs. Isolation
  • Tips on Academic Success

Recording of the event

Support Workshops Series:

  1. Managing Stress and Distance Learning Success-April 24th @ 4pmEvent flier (PDF)
  • Exploring Strategies for Stress Management During Finals
  • Tips on Time Management and Organization
  • Dealing with Procrastination and Motivation
  1. Cultivating Holistic Wellness-TBA 
  • Identifying Wellness through the Dimensions of Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Financial, and Social.
  • How to Recover from Burnout and Empathy Fatigue
  • Create Personal Self-Care Plan

Support Space

The goal is to create a safe space once a week for an hour on Zoom to come together as a Nyack College community and share our experiences and support during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are interested in joining one of these spaces please email: maggie.labocki@nyack.edu to sign up.

  1. Support for Coping with Grief and Loss
  2. Support for Coping Stress and Anxiety
  3. Support for Culativing Social Connection
  4. Support for Student Athletes
  5. Support for International Students
  6. Support for Students with Families
  7. Support for Faculty and Staff
  8. Support for Graduates May/August 2020

(We can create additional Support Spaces upon Request)

Helpful Resources

7 mental health resources to help college students during the coronavirus pandemic

How to Thrive Working from Home

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Helpful Numbers:

  • NYC WELL: 1-800-NYC-WELL
  • NYS Hotline 1-844-863-9314
  • SAMHSA: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Welcome

The Nyack College Counseling Center is dedicated to help you during your college experience in achieving healing and healthy progressive personal development. We provide free, short-term, confidential (fullest extent allowable by law), counseling in a supportive and safe environment through individual, couple, and group sessions.

About Us

Maggie Labocki, MA, LMHC, CCMHC

Director of Counseling Services

The Director is supported by three Counseling Interns completing their Masters from Alliance Graduated School of Counseling and five Counseling Externs, graduated with their Master of Arts in Counseling and holding a limited permit with the State of New York. The entire Counseling Staff is available to assist and support you.

Who We Serve

The Undergraduate Students enrolled at the Rockland Campus of Nyack College.

Why Come to Us

The following is a partial list of concerns that students may address in counseling:

  • Overcoming Depression
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Improving Stress Management
  • Exploring Issues related to one’s sexuality
  • Recovering from Assault/Abuse
  • Addressing Relationships
  • Concerns
  • Resolving Family Issues
  • Coping with Grief/Loss
  • Addressing Eating/Body Image Issues
 

  • Reducing Drug and Alcohol related Issues
  • Adjusting to College Life
  • Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts/Feelings
  • Improving Anger management
  • Improving Academic Performance
  • Developing Healthy Communication Skills
  • Resolving Sleep Disturbances

Services Provided

  • Individual Sessions
  • Couple Sessions
  • Group Sessions
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultations
  • Psycho-Educational Workshops/Seminars
  • Referral Information to Local Mental Health Resources
  • Mental Health Pamphlet Information
  • Mental Health Screening Tests
  • Stress Relief Table (During Finals Week)

How To Make An Appointment

Stop by the Counseling Center located at the Boon building, Room 207, or Email: Maggie.labocki@nyack.edu or Call: 845-675-4564.
We are open from 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Fridays and additional evening hours available by appointment.
If you are in a Crisis and need to be seen quickly, it is Important for you to communicate this clearly when you make contact for an appointment, so that an emergency appointment can be arranged.

In Case of an Emergency On Campus

The Student should…
Immediately call 911 for Assistance
And Contact the Residence Life Staff on Duty (845) -213-9145
& Campus Security (845)-845-222-8812 or Ext. # 7191
Wait in a Safe place for Help to arrive.
(Emergency Response Services assisting in any campus emergency will transport students to Nyack Hospital)

Important Numbers

Nyack Hospital Behavioral Health Center 
845-348-6700
Behavioral Health Response Team 
845-517-0400 (Available 24/7)
Survivors of Domestic Violence/Abuse & Sexual Trauma
845-634-3344 (Available 24/7)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (Available 24/7)