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  • The Department of Crisis and Personal Guidance Services helps students address many of the academic, relational, social, and emotional concerns they face. Our staff is trained and prepared to help students in need of mental health and wellness services. Our goal is to facilitate students' emotional growth and development to ensure their academic and personal success. 

    How we can assist you: 

    Our students typically face more real life issues and have less resources and time to handle them skillfully. A student may be experiencing issues with depression and anxiety, or academic issues such as time management and studying skills, or adjustment issues such as transition to college. Often, you are the first person students turn to in times of crisis. Your role can also be a positive and crucial one in identifying students who are in distress. Knowing where to send a student for help with personal problems, how to defuse a disruptive classroom situation and what words to use when expressing your concern for students in distress is crucial and empowering at these times.

    If you are unsure whether to make a referral, please contact us and we will consult with you about your concerns.

    The following is a list of some of the most common concerns reported by students who come to our office:

    • Academic Difficulties
    • Adjustment to College Life
    • Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Addictions
    • Depression
    • Diversity and Cultural Differences
    • Eating and Body Image Concerns
    • Family Difficulties
    • Financial Stressors
    • Grief and Loss
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Concerns
    • Recovering from Trauma
    • Relationship Problems
    • Self-Awareness/Self-Care
    • Stress and Anxiety

    The Department of Crisis and Personal Guidance Services provides the following confidential and free services to support each student's needs:

    • Short term individual, weekly, personal, wellness counseling sessions
    • Clinical assessments and referrals
    • Crisis Intervention support (e.g. thoughts of suicide, domestic violence issues)
    • Stress management, depression, and emotional support workshops

    How to contact us: 
    If you believe a student is “at risk” and could benefit from seeing a counselor, please contact our office at:

    Phone: (718) 482-5471 (after hours, press option #1 to connect to our After Hours hotline where you can speak to a licensed mental health clinician.)
    Email: CPGS@lagcc.cuny.edu
    Location: C249
    Hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    We are here to help and support you!


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