Counseling Services Center
In addition to our group counseling services we also offer individual counseling. Counselors provide academic, career and personal counseling to help students succeed in life. Meeting with a counselor in their office, students are encouraged to talk about any problem or situation in their life that is interfering with their success in college. This may include family or relationship problems, financial problems and confusion over major requirements or college regulations etc. Counseling sessions may take one or more meetings with a counselor to review your concerns and explore possible resolutions. We do not offer on campus psychiatric services or long-term psychotherapy. However, we can help you find services in the community that can help you with almost any need you have.
Walk In hours
(No Appointment Needed) Counselors are available on a walk-in basis during their office hours. If these times are not acceptable, you can email one of the counselors or call the center (718-260-5030) to make an appointment. Note: Counselors teach and conduct several workshops a week, so their schedule might not be able to accommodate every time period. If you chose to come to the center when a counselor is not available, another counselor will be available to meet with you.
Students are invited to attend these student enhancement workshops. These sessions
help students become better prepared for college work. We also address career
goals and some of the difficulties that could arise during your enrollment. Please
review this list for a more detailed description of our offerings.
View Workshops for Students (pdf)
View GLBT Support Group (pdf)
Sometimes, students can become so overwhelmed by their life problems that they see no possible resolution. Fear of failure, or problems with relationships, family, finances, medical, legal or academics can lead to excessive stress and anxiety. On rare occasions, students may feel so depressed that they think about hurting themselves or someone else. During these times their class performance may suffer and they may consider dropping out of college. If this describes you, you may need the help of a crisis counselor. Crisis counselors are trained to deal with students under stress. They offer insight into personal problems that might seem overwhelming. As a result of talking to one of our crisis counselors you may end up feeling better about yourself and your situation. Our crisis counselors are Debbie Waksbaum, LCSW and Paul Schwartz, LCSW. Please note we do not offer on campus psychiatric services or long-term psychotherapy. Our center offers short-term counseling. Because our resources are limited, counselors may refer students who are in need of long-term psychological mental health services to competent community mental health services.
Faculty can contact counselors to address student development concerns in the classroom. This might include offering a student development workshop or offering guidance for a student having difficulties adjusting to college or a course. Counselors may explore alternative strategies with faculty in addressing student problems and meet with students after a faculty referral. If an instructor asks you to meet with us, it probably means he/she thinks you could benefit from our services. Take the time to understand why your instructor thinks counseling may help you, and be open to discussing any problems with us. Remember our goal is to help you succeed in college.
Based on the needs of City Tech Students, the Counseling Center offers several support groups. The current support groups are:
- Veterans. This group offers students with military service the opportunity to meet other veterans, discuss common experiences and enhance ones commitment to succeed in college. Look for posters throughout the college for special events to be offered. 1:00 to 2:00 11/3, 12/1, 12/15.
Support Group Workshop
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning
Open discussion group on various topics related to coming out, dating, dealing with prejudice and other matters that affect our lives and college experience.