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Counseling Services

Counseling Services at SFC

St. Francis College is here to ensure that you remain healthy and thriving during your college years and beyond.

Pressures. Transitions. Personal challenges. Self-discovery. Any one of these can feel tough to tackle but for college students, they can hit all at once – and be extremely overwhelming.

As the primary mental health service at SFC, we offer undergraduate and graduate students confidential, non-judgmental support, information and resources. Our goal is to be a welcoming, informative place to come talk about any concerns, interests, and uncertainties. No matter how big or small, we will help you to identify your needs and support system.

Make time to talk with a counselor, who will work with you to help you understand yourself better, resolve problems, come to terms with important issues, or manage stress. Counseling is not designed tell you what to do, but help you work through decisions and implement healthy choices.

We offer:

  • Individual sessions
  • Group sessions
  • Community resources
  • Rehab and recovery referrals
  • Campus workshops

Meet the Office of Counseling and Wellness!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can counseling do for me?
Counseling is what you make of it. By talking with a counselor you can work to understand yourself better, resolve problems, come to terms with important issues, or manage stress. The purpose of counseling is not to tell you what to do, but to emphasize the choices that are ultimately yours to make, and help you implement them.

What can I expect when I come in for counseling?
Being a college student isn’t easy. Balancing classes, friends, jobs, homework and family can be very stressful. At times, your life may seem to be overwhelming and confusing. At the counseling center a therapist will listen to you and help guide you through this difficult time. You will work together to better manage your stress.

How many times will I need to come in for services?
After an initial assessment, you and your counselor will decide on the number of sessions required to meet your goals.

Who will know that I am coming to the counseling center?
The counseling center operates under a strict confidentiality policy. All personal information collected is kept confidential. With very few exceptions, no information is given out to professors, parents, or anyone else without your written consent.

Contact Information

Inquiries / Make an appointment: Natasha Edwards, LMHC, NCC, CASAC

Assistant Dean and Director of Health Promotion & Wellness
Room 2311
Office: 718.489.2035 | Fax: 718.489.3410
[email protected]

Candice Abellard, LMSW

Assistant Director of Health Promotion & Wellness
Room 2310
Office: 718.489.5335 | Fax: 718.489.3410