Student Services

Counseling Services

counselingservicesCollege can be a wonderful, but stressful experience, creating unanticipated pressures and problems. The Student Counseling Center is here to help with a variety of services, including individual and group counseling, outreach and consultation, workshops, crisis intervention and referrals to both on- and off-campus resources. Any student currently enrolled at Adelphi is eligible for free, private, and confidential services.

We encourage anyone who just wants to talk to come in and meet with a counselor, even if he or she is not sure that counseling is what is needed. For many students, dealing effectively with emotional and social issues increases their academic success.

Common concerns that students present to counselors include: problems with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family-related problems, decision-making, and uncertainty about the future.

Not sure you want to come to the Student Counseling Center? Call 516.877.3646 or email While we cannot counsel anyone over the phone or via email, a counselor is available to answer any questions you may have.

Psychiatry Consultation

Psychiatric evaluation and treatment services are available to currently enrolled Adelphi students who are being seen in ongoing counseling. By appointment only.

Resources and Referrals

Resources include organizations, clinics, practitioners and literature sources that provide services and information not offered by the Student Counseling Center. There are many excellent on-campus resources for students. However, at times it may be more helpful to refer a student to an off-campus resource.


Both individual and group counseling are private and confidential. Information about students, or their sessions, cannot be released to ANYONE, including a student’s parent, without the student’s written permission. These rules are maintained in all cases with the exception of emergency situations that present a danger to life.  

What Is Counseling Like?

Counseling is a voluntary relationship in which a professionally trained psychologist, social worker, psychiatrist, or counselor meets with you to discuss some issue or conflict. The goal of counseling is to better understand thoughts, feelings, and relationships by looking at patterns of behavior. Change is sought through the expression of thoughts and emotions in a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental forum. A counselor is available and interested in listening to your concerns and will help you develop effective coping strategies.

During the first meeting at the Student Counseling Center, you will be asked to describe yourself and your reason for seeking counseling. You will then work together with the counselor to set goals and formulate a plan for attaining those goals. Quite often, the initial consultation is all that is needed to resolve the presented issue. However, you and the counselor may also decide that continued counseling is the best route to take. If so, a plan will be made to continue at the Student Counseling Center, or you will be given a referral to a resource that may better meet your needs.

Counseling usually occurs once a week and can be one-to-one or in a group. The main responsibility in either group or individual counseling is to come on time to your scheduled sessions and to talk as honestly as you can about what you are feeling and experiencing.

» Get more info about counseling in the Student Counseling Center FAQ


For further information, please contact:

Student Counseling Center
Nexus Building, Writing Center
p – 516.877.3646
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